Rated 5 out of 5 by Gummibear Only Acana Product they will eat
For some reason, my cats do not like either Orijens or the other two Acanas. (I was disappointed, but hey they're cats what can you do?)
I figured if I was going to feed them kibble, then it's going to be the best I can get with the freshest ingredients - and this is it! It's fish-based, true but you can't go wrong here. All three of my guys just love it! :)
It smells wonderful and it's given them shiny coats.
March 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kara29 My cat loves it
I've had my cat on this food for about 2 years. Switched all of my pets over to it at once. Never looked back. I had them (Dogs and cats) on Taste of the wild and I couldn't find one formula that completely agreed with each one. My cat took to this food immediately and has maintained good weight, a shiny/full coat, and almost no hairball issues. I've been able to switch between formulas with no issues so I do that every once in a while. I have a semi feral cat outside, a stray that adopted me instead of the other way around. I felt incredibly guilty feeding her cheap food while all the others were eating Acana. I switched her over and the difference in her coat was amazing. Went from a dull smoky black to a beautiful bluish black. My husband wasn't on board feeding the stray Acana because of the increased cost, but once he witnessed her transformation he quieted his protesting. Overall, the difference I have seen in all of my animals has been astounding. I will never recommend another brand.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glen81 Very good ingredients but shape of kibble could be improved
Very pleased with the ingredients of this kibble. Shape and size of kibble could be improved though as my kitty doesn't need to chew this and a few times has swallowed it so fast, only to regurgitate it on the floor right after.
But besides shape, this is a high-quality product at a good price point.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momo Excellent food, cats love it!
My cats have a tendency to be fussy, but all three of them took little to no time adjusting to this kibble! I love the ingredients, and my cats love the taste. As a vet tech, I tend to stress nutrition to my clients, and I love being able to recommend this diet!
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bri18 My Cats Love Love Love
I began purchasing the ACANA Grain Free Cat and Kitten Wild Prairies for my cats about 10 months ago. They loved it but they have been having trouble with chicken. So I took them off of it for a while and they were on Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain I believe because my moms breeder for her two cats recommended it. I would never recommend TOTW to anyone especially for cats.
My youngest cat had a terrible time with it and it also has not so good for the cats fillers in it. The ACANA on the other hand has the best ingredients and comes to us from Chewy looking and smelling super fresh.
My youngest cat is on IAMS Low Res or Intestinal Plus for life due to GI Tract issues and she hates it so I began first giving the ACANA Pacifica as treats and now I am slowly incorporating it into her food bowl every day. She is already tapered over to the ACANA grasslands and she is still having no issues with her GI Tract and has good BMs. Hopefully the Pacifica will be the same so she will have to eat that much less IAMS.
My other three cats love the ACANA Pacifica and can't wait to get their breakfast in the morning because they enjoy it so much. I have also noticed since being on the ACANA Grasslands and Pacifica they have had barely that much gas and the gas they have can be attributed to the fact that they are still eating the last of their TOTW. They are also on Nature's Variety Limited Ingredient Duck Meal but I am taking them off that for a bit because they are expensive for the lack of lbs they give.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cat19 Awesome food!!!
I have been using Acana for my dogs and cats for the last 2 years, it is an amazing food. My pets are in extremely good health and live a very long life. I switched to it from another holistic food brand because my felines had eaten some of the dogs food and ended up with urinary tract infections. Acana is made almost identical for both cats and dogs. I rescue and have too many to watch them all eat. If you have both cats and dogs I HIGHLY recommend his food.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cb206 Wholesome ingredients
I was introduced to this cat food while living on the west coast and loved it because the ideal of the company is sourcing all of the ingredients from within 400 miles of the plant. I now love east but still can feel good about the quality and ethics of the food that I feed my cat. No grains, free range meat and eggs, wild fish... It's a good deal for both of us!
December 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jess17 Quality Grain-Free Dry Food, but Does Contain Chicken Fat
One of my cats is allergic to chicken, and I purchased this food when it was recommended to me by a local holistic pet food store. It is less expensive here on Mr. Chewy. I have been feeding this food for about five years, and it has really cut down on the allergic reactions that my cat has had. He gets bloody pus-oozing bumps on his skin, especially on his head near his face and on his chest and throat.
Unfortunately, a diet of just this dry food along with a fresh-flowing, filtering water fountain resulted in my cat having feline urinary tract syndrome, where the crystals built up in his bladder and made it painful and bloody for him to urinate, with frequent urine outside of the litter box. He was unable to eat any of the prescription UTI foods, since they all contained chicken, and caused him to have allergic skin reactions. For several months, I switched both cats to canned wet food, Wellness Core Grain Free Salmon Whitefish and Herring. They did not like the wet food though and were leaving much of it uneaten. I have been feeding them dry Acana Pacifica again, and they are eating 1/2 cup each per day.
My other cat, a siamese mix, has easily irritated skin (to metal collar tags and flea medicine) and this has improved his skin. Both of my cats have soft, shiny coats that everyone comments on. Both of my cats enjoy this food and prefer it to the Wellness Core wet canned food.
However, today I noticed in the ingredients list that it contains chicken fat, which I don't think it listed when I first started purchasing this food five years ago. I think that this may be contributing to the allergic reactions that my cat has had. The reactions are infrequent but they have still occurred (once or twice a year), and I would like to stop them altogether. So I think I will be switching to the EVO all-fish dry cat food instead of this one, since it doesn't contain any chicken at all.
For those people whose cats do not have an allergic reaction to chicken, this is a quality, healthy food that will give your cat a high-protein diet and a shiny coat. The food smells quite bad, but that's because it's made of fish :)
February 21, 2013