We are an award-winning, family-owned and operated Canadian pet food maker with a tradition of innovation & quality spanning more than a quarter century. We use fresh regional ingredients to produce Biologically Appropriate foods that promote the peak health of dogs & cats.
Put simply, we use fresh regional ingredients to produce Biologically Appropriate foods that promote the peak health of dogs & cats.
We sell only what we make ourselves. All of our foods are produced in our own award-winning factory here in Alberta, Canada.
Our fresh regional ingredients include free-run chicken, turkey & ducks, whole Grade A eggs, free range wild boar, bison and heritage pork, grass-fed lamb, and a variety of wild-caught freshwater & saltwater fish—all farmed or fished within our region, passed ‘fit for human consumption’ and delivered FRESH TO OUR DOOR. Each & every day!
- Our focus is on ingredients that are sustainably farmed or fished WITHIN OUR REGION – by people we know & trust, and delivered to us FRESH (never frozen) each day
- Our award-winning dog and cat foods are based on our ‘Biologically Appropriate’ nutritional philosophy
But perhaps what sets us furthest apart is our true commitment to and passion for dogs & cats. It is with our own cherished dogs & cats in mind that we produce ACANA and ORIJEN pet foods — a food to nourish your dog or cat as Nature intended.
Fresh deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, fresh deboned pacific salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), herring meal, sweet potato, peas, fresh deboned lake whitefish, fresh deboned northern walleye, chicken fat (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid), chicken liver, salmon meal, fresh deboned turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh deboned herring, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon oil, chicory root, dehydrated organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, saskatoon berries, black currants, choline chloride, psyllium, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, sea salt, vitamin supplements (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12), mineral supplements (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium), dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
- ORIJEN’s fresh, never-frozen meats are raised or fished within our region and delivered to us daily by people we know and trust.
- Unequalled in any other dry pet food, ORIJEN features a minimum of 6 fresh meats to better match the various foods Nature intended dogs to eat.
- Fresh chicken and turkey cartilage provides a natural and high source of glucosamine and chondroitin.
- Veterinary selected botanicals soothe, nourish and tone the digestive tract while strengthening the liver.
- Omega-3 (DHA, EPA) is from fresh fish, NOT sunflower, flax or canola oils (ALA) which are ineffective in the body of a dog.
If dogs & cats are not designed to eat grains, why is there so much of it in today’s pet foods?
Grains first appeared in pet foods about 70 years ago, when consumers wanted the convenience of pet food in a bag – and manufacturers wanted to reduce costs with inexpensive calories from grains.
Although grains such as rice or wheat provide low-cost calories, their high carbohydrate content contributes to obesity, and veterinarians increasingly citing grains and carbohydrates as primary causes of health problems common to dogs & cats.
The fact is, cats & dogs are simply not evolved to eat or metabolize the large quantities of cereal grains found in today’s conventional pet foods.
Still widely practiced, the traditional “grain-and-carbohydrate” approach to making pet food is likely here to stay.
The lower costs, ready availability and easy storage
of grains provide substantial cost reductions to pet food
producers – a benefit that our companion dogs &
cats unfortunately do not realize.
Made from Canadas best and freshest ingredients, ACANA Regionals reflect our local heritage and express the diversity of fresh authentic foods produced from western Canadas vast ranchlands, rich prairies, fertile valleys, and pristine waters.
Rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and entirely grain-free,
these unique and flavourful ACANA recipes feature 60-65%
meat and 35-40% of fruits and vegetables to nourish cats
and dogs completely.