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New chewy tenders dog treats with superfoods and functional ingredients available


Provide health benefits while offering delicious taste

Champion Petfoods has unveiled ACANA Chewy Tenders dog treats featuring high meat content and functional nutritional benefits. According to a company release,1 these jerky-style treats include superfoods, bone broth for added protein and taste, and honey. Plus, they are made without glycerin ingredients.

Photo courtesy of Champion Petfoods.

Photo courtesy of Champion Petfoods.

Feeding superfoods and functional foods to dogs helps maintain good immune response, promote body hair coat health, digestive health, mobility, and overall well-being.2 Thus, each of the 3 ACANA Chewy Tenders recipes come in 4-oz resealable packages and couple flavor with a unique health benefit1:

  • Immune system support: ACANA Chewy Tenders Chicken Recipe, made of 90% animal ingredients, provides immune system support with antioxidant rich cranberries, vitamin C and vitamin E.
  • Hip and joint health: ACANA Chewy Tenders Beef Recipe, also made of 90% animal ingredients, supports hip and joint health with algal oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Skin, coat and digestive support: ACANA Chewy Tenders Salmon Recipe, made of 85% animal ingredients, supports skin, coat and digestive health with omega-3 fatty acids from wild-caught salmon and fiber from pumpkin.

"ACANA Chewy Tenders were designed for pet lovers who are looking for indulgent meat treats made with higher-quality ingredients," said Keith Arnold, director of innovation at Champion Petfoods.1 "Pet lovers want to give their dogs treats that not only taste good, but also support their dogs' health. With ACANA Chewy Tenders, ACANAHigh-Protein Crunchy Biscuits and ACANA Freeze-Dried Dog Treats, we now offer pet lovers a complete assortment that balances peak nutrition, quality ingredients, functional benefits—and tastes dogs will love."

The dog treats are currently available in stores and online, including at Petco Pet Care Centers, Petco.com, Chewy.com and Amazon.com.


  1. Makers of ACANA debut ACANA Chewy Tenders treats for dogs. News release. Champion Petfoods. September 20, 2023. Accessed September 22, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/makers-of-acana-debut-acana-chewy-tenders-treats-for-dogs-301932672.html
  2. Ememe M, Ememe C. Benefits of super food and functional food for companion animals. In: Waisundara V, Shiomi N. Superfood and Functional Food: An Overview of their Processing and Utilization. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open; 2017: 309-325.
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