Acana Appalachian Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

6.5
4 color scale
Acana Appalachian Ranch

Acana Appalachian Ranch Recipe Dry Dog Food

Acana Appalachian Ranch
6.5
4 color scale

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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Ingredient Quality

9 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 23% carbohydrate Dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate but they are used for energy, texture and taste. Starch is also required for extrusion in dry foods. Excessive carbohydrate is an indicator of food quality as they can be used to reduce manufacturing cost. Foods that are high in carbohydrate can raise insulin and cause obesity. Some studies also show that dogs fed a high carbohydrate content have changes to their gut bacteria. Learn more
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Ingredient Safety

4 out of 10

  • Product is ultra processed Extruded foods are heated four separate times during production, which will cause major losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Studies shows that ultra processed foods are linked to a higher rate of all-cause mortality in humans. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues including lentils, chickpeas, peas and beans Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers pose a significant health risk to plants, animals and soils. Foods with the largest reported amount of residue will be penalized, including crops that are known to be spray-dried with glyphosate. Learn more
  • Contains natural flavor Natural flavors are often animal digest or MSG, which are low quality ingredients with limited safety studies. Learn more
  • Contains known GMO ingredients including apples and alfalfa There are limited safetey studies on geneticaly modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, require increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Product doesn't specify whether the fish is farmed or wild caught Farmed fish is less nutritious than wild caught fish and does not contain the same healthy fatty acid balance. Fish farming also threatens wild fish species. Learn more
  • Ingredient splitting Splitting is a technique of manipulating the ingredient list to move certain ingredients higher or lower on the ingredient list. This is often used to diguise the amount of lower quality ingredients in the food, such as corn or peas. Learn more
  • Glam ingredients Expensive or desirable ingredients like blueberries, kale or apples are often added to appeal to consumers but may be in miniscule amounts. If these foods are below salt or other low concentration ingredients, they contribute little or no nutritional value for your dog. Learn more
  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Deboned Beef*,Deboned Pork*,Deboned Lamb*,Lamb Meal,Beef Meal,Pork Meal,Whole Green Peas,Red Lentils,Pinto Beans,Beef Liver*,Beef Fat,Catfish Meal,Chickpeas,Green Lentils,Whole Yellow Peas,Deboned Bison*,Whole Catfish*,Herring Oil,Sun-Cured Alfalfa,Natural Pork Flavor,Beef Tripe*,Lamb Tripe*,Lamb Liver*,Pork Liver*,Beef Kidney*,Pork Kidney*,Pork Cartilage*,Dried Kelp,Whole Pumpkin*,Whole Butternut Squash*,Kale*,Spinach*,Mustard Greens*,Collard Greens*,Turnip Greens*,Carrots*,Red Delicious Apples*,Bartlett Pears*,Freeze-Dried Beef Liver,Freeze-Dried Lamb Liver,Freeze-Dried Pork Liver*,Pumpkin Seeds,Sunflower Seeds,Zinc Proteinate,Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative),Chicory Root,Turmeric,Sarsaparilla Root,Althea Root,Rosehips,Juniper Berries,Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product,Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product,Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product,*Delivered Fresh or Raw

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 33%
Crude Fat (min) 17%
Crude Fiber (max) 6%
Moisture (max) 12%

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