Keanmu, congratulations on your new pup Kassi - she's adorable!
I'm no food expert but I found this on this website that I frequent that has info on dog foods & recalls. They have a bit on there about AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) and some of the questions were:
How can I tell if a particular dog food is OK for my puppy?
Any dog food that claims to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for either “growth” or “all life stages” should be fine for your puppy.
Is it OK to feed a puppy a dog food claiming to be suitable for “all life stages”?
AAFCO only recognizes two dog food nutrient profiles…
- Adult maintenance
- Growth and reproduction
However, manufacturers are permitted to market a dog food as suitable for “all life stages” so long as it meets the more stringent guidelines for “growth and reproduction”.
In other words, any dog food suitable for “all life stages” is also suitable for puppies, too.
I checked the Acana website and they state:
ACANA Grasslands is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
So, it looks to me like it would be ok. I switched Archer & Zoe to the Acana Regionals about 3 months ago and have rotated 3 of the flavors and they absolutely love it and seem to be doing really well on it - Archer tends to have a sensitive stomach but not on the Acana.