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Acana??

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I was about to switch my 2 cats to Nutro, but today I read the label on Acana... it's less then half the price and looks darn good...

anyone with experience??
post #2 of 24
I have never heard of it.. Is it new?
post #3 of 24
It is a canadian brand food, I found the ingredients here:

http://www.championpetfoods.com/cats/#ingredients

I thought this would behelpful for those answering
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks

It's wheat, gluten, soy, and by-product free.... and *cheap* (like $8 for a 4 kg bag if I remember correctly).

I'm guessing it might only be available in canada?
post #5 of 24
ahh no wondre i have never heard of it!
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Anyone use this food?
post #7 of 24
YES this is a VERY old thread .. but I want opnions on this food.//// by me looking at it ... it is a good to very good but I want experience
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
YES this is a VERY old thread .. but I want opnions on this food.//// by me looking at it ... it is a good to very good but I want experience
even w/the garlic?
post #9 of 24
I dont like that, it is for the store i am working at not for me... so most of the store is grain free and I want Orijen ... some of the food s and supplements carried have garlic... I wont feed it but many holistic vets disagree on HOW much danger
post #10 of 24
I've fed my kitties Acana for years. They like it better than for example RC and it sure is cheap. Mind you, the kibbles are kind of small, so greedier cats may eat them without chewing and throw up.
post #11 of 24
Does anyone know how harmful the garlic in Acana can be? my cats just finished a large bag of Orijen and i bought some Acana for a change and they LOVE IT !! ... Those two are the only grain free foods available here...
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by ronit View Post
Does anyone know how harmful the garlic in Acana can be? my cats just finished a large bag of Orijen and i bought some Acana for a change and they LOVE IT !! ... Those two are the only grain free foods available here...
google garlic and heinz anemia ...

I currently use the Acana grain free which is garlic free with good results
post #13 of 24
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google garlic and heinz anemia ...

I currently use the Acana grain free which is garlic free with good results
Ok, that is not something nice, do not understand then why they use it in cat food.. or does damage ocurs when ingested in big quantities and the qty in cat foods are minimal??

I do not find any info on "ACANA GRAIN FREE" in championpetfoods.com, I understand is a new product...I will need to ask the importer if they even bring it here...I saw in another website one that is called pacifica, fish version, do they have other than fish? my males do not have uti's but just to be on the safe side...

Thanks !
post #14 of 24
They have Prairie Feast and Grassland... BTW: Acana and Orijen are made by the same people, Champion Foods. Good luck!
Here is the link:
http://www.championpetfoods.com/acana/products.php
post #15 of 24
Thanks ! they look nice... but I am not lucky, the importer said he will not bring any to Greece unless the old stock is gone.. so this will be sometime next year...

Thanks !
post #16 of 24
I saw yesterday the new price list for Orijen an Acana Grain Free

Orijen - 7 kilo - 47.50 euro !!
Acana grain Free - 2.5 Kilo ...... 21.50 euro !!!!

That is OUTRAGEOUS !!

I went into a US website that sells petfood and the 2.5 acana costs around 19 usd = 13 euro !! and the orijen 7 kilo around 44 usd = 30 euro !!


It is actually the first time I compare prices between US and Greece...

I wonder if there is any grain free food made in EU. probably will be cheaper...
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by ronit View Post
I saw yesterday the new price list for Orijen an Acana Grain Free

Orijen - 7 kilo - 47.50 euro !!
Acana grain Free - 2.5 Kilo ...... 21.50 euro !!!!

That is OUTRAGEOUS !!

I went into a US website that sells petfood and the 2.5 acana costs around 19 usd = 13 euro !! and the orijen 7 kilo around 44 usd = 30 euro !!


It is actually the first time I compare prices between US and Greece...

I wonder if there is any grain free food made in EU. probably will be cheaper...
I live in Canada where Orijen is made and I pay $45.00 for the 7 kilo bag.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by ronit View Post
I saw yesterday the new price list for Orijen an Acana Grain Free

Orijen - 7 kilo - 47.50 euro !!
Acana grain Free - 2.5 Kilo ...... 21.50 euro !!!!

That is OUTRAGEOUS !!

I went into a US website that sells petfood and the 2.5 acana costs around 19 usd = 13 euro !! and the orijen 7 kilo around 44 usd = 30 euro !!


It is actually the first time I compare prices between US and Greece...

I wonder if there is any grain free food made in EU. probably will be cheaper...
I just bought a bag of Acana today to try - I paid $17.99 Cdn. for 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) plus 15% tax which brings it up over $20.00.

Not a cheap food for sure. I gave Bijou a few pieces to try and he liked it so perhaps I'll alternate with the Orijen.
post #19 of 24
Two of my cats are eating Acana. They absolutely love it but only get dryfood few times in a week. They both have been eating only this brand since they were kittens and moved in with me.

It is(was) one of the cheapest 'good quality' dryfoods around here, but the prices just went up when the importer started to bring in the new flavors (Grasslands, Prairie Feast, Pacifica). Good thing was that they sold the remaining stock in a lowered price, and I bought 8kg bag of kitten food for 22€.
post #20 of 24
We just started on their Pacifica one for Wiggies with his allergies. He liked it for a while, but now has grown fussy so we have to add some wet for him.
It seems like a good food with quality ingredients.
post #21 of 24
I feed the Acana Grainfree Prairies dry food, mixed with a little bit of Orijen (I usually pick up a few small 'trial size' bags of that too) and my cat loves it. His coat is super shiny, and he finishes his bowl every night.

He gets wet twice a day as well.
post #22 of 24
I've heard bad news of Acana and Origen, they provoked diseases with \tnephros, there is a lot of starch , and the potato is not usefull for cats....
post #23 of 24
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I've heard bad news of Acana and Origen, they provoked diseases with \tnephros, there is a lot of starch , and the potato is not usefull for cats....
the only issues with ORIGEN to date were to to excessive irradiation in Australia...

As far as kidney issues I personally suspect we will have lots of data in the next 5 or so yrs as the First generation NO Grain food cats reach "senior" yrs ...

Potatos are HIGH in starch and yes they are becoming a more common allergen in cats ( so far I think they are at 9th or 10th overall which IMHO = HIGH allergen ... the nightshade and green issues are well documented not to be issues in pet food s
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Wine_Black View Post
I've heard bad news of Acana and Origen, they provoked diseases with \tnephros, there is a lot of starch , and the potato is not usefull for cats....
Could you elaborate (where you got the bad news) or link to the site that you got the information from please?
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