CANADA – Champion Petfoods, a Canada-based maker of the Acana and Orijen premium pet food brands has unveiled ACANA Chewy Tenders dog treats featuring high meat content and functional nutritional benefits.

According to the company, the new ACANA™ Chewy Tenders are premium jerky treats formulated with superfoods, bone broth, honey, and other functional ingredients to support overall health and wellness in dogs, made without glycerin ingredients.

The line includes three varieties, each in 4-oz resealable pouches: Immune System Support, a chicken recipe made with 90% animal-based ingredients, cranberries, vitamins C and E to support immune health.

The offering also provides Hip and Joint Health, a beef recipe made with 90% animal-based ingredients, algal oil, and omega-3 fatty acids to promote hip and joint health.

Makers of ACANA have also assured Skin, Coat, and Digestive Support made from a salmon recipe made with 85% animal-based ingredients, omega-3 fatty acids, and pumpkin to support skin and coat, as well as digestive function.

Keith Arnold, director of innovation at Champion Petfoods said that the “ACANA™ Chewy Tenders were designed for pet lovers who are looking for indulgent meat treats made with higher-quality ingredients.

“Pet lovers want to give their dogs treats that not only taste good but also support their dogs’ health”.

According to him, With ACANA™ Chewy Tenders, ACANA® High-Protein Crunchy Biscuits, and ACANA® Freeze-Dried Dog Treats, the company is offering pet lovers a complete assortment that balances peak nutrition, quality ingredients, functional benefits — and tastes dogs will love.

The company noted that the new Chewy Tenders dog treats are available in-store and online via Petco, Chewy, and Amazon, as well as at select neighborhood pet stores.

Champion Petfoods is a global player in the pet-food sector, selling its products in 90 countries, including in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The company’s dry food products are manufactured in three company-owned facilities: two in Alberta in Canada and the other in the US state of Kentucky.

In November 2022, US food giant Mars announced plans to acquire Champion Petfoods from an investor group led by Bedford Capital and Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.

In a statement, Mars said Champion Petfoods would give the company “well-respected brands in the premium pet food category” and would “broaden its offering within pet specialty and independent retail, as well as digital commerce channels”.

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