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Best Dry Dog Food Series: Nutro vs Acana

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

All dog owners talk about what they feed their dogs, How it effects them, and how many brands they tried.

I am personally not loyal to one brand over the other. I believe there are 4 rules to buying dog food. In this series we will go over those 4 key components with Nutro vs Acana.


Nutro Dry Dog food is very popular house hold dog food brand. Owned by Mars Foods inc. Mars also are the marker of other dog food brands such as....


Acana Dog Food is the sister company of Orijen.

Throughout this Nutro vs Acana comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons.


When choosing dog food always look at the the Crude protein, fiber, and fats.




On average, Acana guarantees about 9.46% more protein than Nutro.



Acana guarantees 5.17% more fat than Nutro dry dog food recipes. In addition, Nutro wet dog foods also provide more fat than Acana wet foods.

Controversial Ingredients Acana vs Nutro.

Nutro’s controversial ingredients:

Bone Broth

Iron Oxide

Pea Protein

Pork Plasma

Whole Wheat

Brewers Rice

Wheat Gluten

Animal Plasma

Caramel Color

Tomato Pomace

Vegetable Oil

Feeding Oatmeal

Dried Corn Syrup

Powdered Cellulose

Dried Tomato Pomace

Pea Protein Isolate

Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)


Acana’s controversial ingredients used:

Heart

Kidney



Recall History of Acana & Nutro?


Acana has never been recalled.

Nutro has been recalled 4 times and sued for false statements in 2007 By Iams.

  • Sept. 30, 2009: small pieces of melted plastic

  • Dec. 13, 2015: Mold

  • May 21, 2009: incorrect levels of zinc and potassium

  • March 16, 2007: Melamine


Price Difference?

This year we have been hit with price increase.

Acana has soard to a whopping $22-

$ 90 a bag depending on the size & which recipe you buy. Chicken being the lowest priced. Duck, Lamb and Salmon being the highest priced.

Nutro goes for $20-$70. they also have a wide variety of recipes. However every Recipe in their arsenal has chicken and or pork meal in the ingredients. Making a big problem for dogs with allergies.

I hope this arms everyone with the information of choosing your dogs food as an Individual and extremely serious decision. Each dog is different. But the Key components to choosing Dog food are the same.

Protein, Fat, Fiber, & ingredients!

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