Acana Singles (Canadian) Review

Free-Run Duck

Acana Singles (Canadian) Free-Run Duck

PawDiet Rating

4.00

Review of Acana Singles (Canadian)
Free-Run Duck

This product is manufactured by Champion Petfoods.

According to our data, this Acana recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Acana Singles (Canadian) Free-Run Duck is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Acana Singles (Canadian) Free-Run Duck with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is duck meal. Duck meal is produced by cooking duck using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of duck and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.

The third ingredient is whole green pea. Whole green peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is whole red lentil. Whole red lentils are rich in diary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. Lentils also provide a notable amount of plant based protein.

The fifth ingredient is duck liver. Duck liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, duck liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Acana Singles (Canadian) Free-Run Duck are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Acana recipe.

Next we have duck heart. Duck hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Duck hearts also provide a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient is duck kidney. Duck kidney is an excellent protein source which also provides a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

Then we have duck fat. Duck fat is typically collected while cooking duck using a process called rendering. Duck fat is a relatively high quality source of essential fatty acids.

The remaining ingredients in this Acana Singles (Canadian) recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Acana Singles (Canadian) Free-Run Duck is 4.0 out of 5.