ACANA Red Meat Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 4.5-lb bag -

ACANA Red Meat Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Rated 4.5207 out of 5 stars
Flavor: Red Meat
Flavor: Red Meat
Size: 4.5-lb bag
Size: 4.5-lb bag

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About This Item


  • The first 2 ingredients in this nutrient-dense, high-protein recipe are fresh or raw beef and pork. The fresh ingredients use refrigeration as the sole method of preservation, while the raw ingredients are frozen at their peak freshness.
  • Features fresh or raw veggies and fruit, including whole pumpkin, collard greens, apples and pears, which are nutritious and high in fiber.
  • Grain-free food made without added corn, soy, wheat or tapioca.
  • Coated with freeze-dried beef, pork and lamb for lip-smacking flavor.
  • Made in the USA with the world’s finest ingredients.

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About ACANA Highest Protein Dry Dog Food

ACANA Dog Food

Thoughtfully crafted from start to finish, ACANA Dog recipes give your dog the nutritional foundation he needs to live his best life. Rich in animal protein like free-run poultry, ranch-raised meats and wild-caught or sustainably farmed fish, they are balanced with fruit, vegetables and botanicals to completely nurture your dog.

Go Beyond The 1st Ingredient

With quality proteins like fresh or raw free-run poultry, grass-fed meats, freshwater and saltwater fish, and cage-free eggs, all of ACANA’s recipes are crafted with special care. They go beyond the first ingredient for wholesome goodness, using fresh refrigerated ingredients and raw ingredients frozen at the peak of freshness, with no added soy, corn, tapioca or wheat.

*Approximate and derived from the unprocessed state of the ingredients.

*Fresh vegetables, fruit and botanicals, plus vitamins, minerals, probiotics and natural preservatives complete the nutritional profile.

*ACANA never adds any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives to their recipes.

ACANA's Commitment to You

ACANA goes above and beyond in their commitment to quality, with meat-rich, balanced recipes made from carefully sourced ingredients.


The first two ingredients in every recipe are fresh or raw meat, poultry or fish.


ACANA uses a trusted network of farmers, ranchers and fishers to source the wholesome foods for their recipes.


Protein-rich animal ingredients complemented by fresh vegetables, fruit and botanicals provide balanced nutrition.


A track-and-trace system that goes beyond food industry standards helps ensure safety, quality and transparency in every batch.

Try a Rotational Diet

Keep things exciting at mealtime by rotating the ACANA recipes you feed your dog. This will allow your best friend to enjoy a variety of animal proteins in delicious and nourishing new flavors. Don’t transition too abruptly, though—start by replacing 25% of the old food with the new recipe and gradually increase the amount over time. Puppies are recommended to remain on puppy diet.


ACANA recipes are thoughtfully crafted, ensuring quality down to the very last ingredient on the label. From limited ingredient diets to recipes for all the stages of life, they take great care to provide the balanced, wholesome nutrition your pet needs for a long and happy life. Try ACANA and go beyond what you thought pet food could be.

Questions & Answers

22 Customer Questions

is this food non gmo?
Answer by ChewyOct 05, 2017
This formula is GMO- Free.

Is the kibble soft or hard, does the food need to refrigerated?
Answer by ChewyMar 04, 2021
The kibble is a dry, cooked kibble and it should be soft enough to chew for the average dog. It is not required to refrigerate, food can be stored in a garage or something like that with large temperature fluctuations, the best storage is in your home in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Once opened, you can safely store food in its packaging by rolling the top of the bag down after each use.

Approximately how many cups are in the 25 pound bag?
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2021
There are approximately 4 cups for every pound of kibble.

What is the source of the omega three and omega six?
Answer by ChewyMay 25, 2021
The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in ACANA Red Meat Formula will come from the ingredients used. In particular, animal fat like pollock oil is a great source.

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Rated 4.5207 out of 5 stars
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411 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jen on May 9, 2023

finally food they love

My dogs have tried every food under the sun except the cheap food with all the corn. My dog was on taste of the wild since she was a puppy but of course I was always switching foods and then she got tired of that so it’s been a long search to find something that both dogs like since usually one of my dogs will have allergies to a certain type of food while the other one doesn’t and usually about a month and they are ready for like something different and the one I’ve had since she was a puppy will just stop eating but they both have no issues with this food I did take longer to transition them just to be careful since one is very sensitive. We haven’t had any issues and they have been on this food for months .. probably the longest they’ve been on one brand consistently. I seen someone leave a review about DCM and this food and lentils… as far as I know lentils isn’t the problem as much as it is taurine and not having enough But my dog has been on grain free food all her life since she was a little baby I haven’t had any issues she’s a pit my other dog is a Boston terrier /Dane mix both over 50 pounds and no heart issues or health issues except for my pit having allergies to fish. Of course always talk to your vet but I wouldn’t let that stray you away from this food especially if you have tried all the foods like me I think this food is worth giving a try As it is cheaper than Orijen and the ingredients are not far off. And also instead of feeding my dogs like wet food toppers I actually get the dehydrated dog food from honest kitchen I make a batch of that and I use that to top their food but even before that and just with the a canna beef their coat became shinier they put on more weight as they did not like the other food that they were on it would starve before eating it no allergy issues whatsoever no bathroom issues anything so I think it’s worth giving a try and of course if you have any worries talk to your vet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on Apr 22, 2023

Where is DA beef ?

It's right here in the bag, both my dogs love it, and both do very well on it. I feed real beef and Ollie and use this as a filler. Excellent results and using my lifelong strategy of mixing proteins up to 12 months of age my dogs can eat any protein without any stool drama or allergies. They can eat fish, chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, and stools remain the same.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Noahlee on Apr 12, 2023

leading cause of heart disease in dogs

Do not buy this food for your dog the high amounts of lentil will lead to DCM in your dog and other forms of heart disease. I fed it to my dog with great regret without knowing what I had known it almost killed my dog, research about the FDA investigation on it and you will see for yourself that all of the foods made from this manufacturer contain high amounts of lentil and many accounts of DCM cases in dogs from owners who fed it without knowing. Orijen, taste of the wild and acana are all hazardous foods to feed to your loved animal. Google it and you will find out the truth

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cita on Feb 11, 2023

Never changing to anything else again

After moving to AZ, my fur baby developed super dry skin; we both did. She eventually developed a hematoma resulting in cauliflower ear from all her scratching. It was an awful season for us. I tried all different type of dog food brands - with fish - in hopes I could get her some relief. I even tried making her food on my own. I also put additives in; beet toppers, additional fish oil supplements, coconut oil, changing her shampoo etc...nothing worked. After multiple failed attempts, I thought it was something that we both would just have to suffer through. Her skin was flaky all the time. Feeling defeated, I decided to make her happy and put red meat back in her diet because that's her favorite. That's when I decided to try Acana - Red meat recipe. I swear by this product!! Within the first month of changing over, her skin stopped flaking and her fur was softer!! Even the vet noticed! I will never change again and tell anyone who will listen that this is an amazing brand! Any human grade options Acana? LOL JK! Thank you Acana and thank you Chewy for having this as an option! It's the BEST of the BEST! My fur baby deserves nothing less.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lucy on Mar 5, 2023

Picky eater loves it

My Labrador loves this food. We had her with purina pro plan since she was a puppy. She would smell her food and turn away and come back and eat when she was dying of hunger. Decided to change to acana and now she eats her food as soon as I serve it. Has to transition her and she would choose the acana kibble and leave the purina for last. Happy to have found a dog food she enjoys

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rawrrico on Apr 22, 2023

Love this food

My 2 pups absolutely go nuts for this food minx is very picky and ate this food right away my puppy Greta will eat anything but seems more encouraged to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on Mar 24, 2023

Weimaraner with a Sensitive Stomach

We recently moved to the US from England, so had to change food very abruptly. Despite a transatlantic flight and significant upheaval, we were able to seamlessly move him onto Acana with no gastro issues.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Otto on May 21, 2023

Expensive and my Dog doesn't like the taste

I wanted to try this since the reviews were so favorable, but in my particular case, my dog doesn't seem to like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on Mar 3, 2023

Excellent food

I have been feeding Acana with two other brands to rotate for years. Acana Red Meat Recipe is one of their favorites. I completely trust Acana and have never been disappointed. I havetwo Boxers mixes and their coats and digestion are great

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Puchosmom on Feb 6, 2023

Dog enjoyed flavor but gave him horrible diarrhea

I really wanted to like this brand but my golden doodle could not tolerate it ! He loved the taste and flavor but he had horrible diarrhea. Once I cut out this food , the diarrhea stopped . I read somewhere that this food is too rich and may not settle well in some stomaches