Overall, Acana Wild Prairie (Canada) is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.
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When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Acana Wild Prairie (Canada) includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Acana Wild Prairie (Canada)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh chicken meat, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh turkey meat, fresh chicken liver, dehydrated chicken meat and dehydrated turkey meat as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains dehydrated herring, raw wild-caught whitefish, raw rainbow trout, pollock oil and fresh cage-free eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3124 cat foods in our database, Acana Wild Prairie (Canada) has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Acana Wild Prairie (Canada) has approximately 363 calories per 100g (103 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from
the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on
January 17, 2021.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Fresh chicken meat, fresh turkey meat, fresh chicken liver, dehydrated chicken meat, dehydrated turkey meat, dehydrated herring, whole pinto beans, whole peas, chicken fat, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, fresh cage-free eggs, raw wild-caught whitefish, raw rainbow trout, fresh turkey giblets (liver, heart), lentil fiber, pollock oil, fresh chicken heart, chicken cartilage, freeze-dried chicken and turkey livers, dried kelp, fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh apples, fresh pears, fresh whole cranberry, fresh whole blueberry, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips. ADDITIVES (per kg) Technological additives: With natural antioxidants. Nutritional additives: Choline chloride: 1200 mg, Taurine: 400 mg, Zinc (Zinc chelate of amino acid hydrate): 150 mg, Vitamin B1: 25 mg, Vitamin B2: 10 mg, Niacin: 50mg, Vitamin B5: 8 mg, Vitamin B6: 7.5 mg, Folic acid: 0.75 mg, Biotin: 0.01 mg, Vitamin B12: 0.1 mg, Vitamin E: 150 IU, Copper (Copper (II) chelate of amino acid hydrate): 11mg, DL-methionine: 99 mg. Zootechnical additives: Enterococcus faecium NCIMB10415: 600x10^6CFU.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.
Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.