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Bil-Jac Grain Free

Bil-Jac Grain Free

I wasn’t impressed with the original offerings from Bil-Jac, but their grain free food is an improvement. There’s a distinct lack of by-products and corn in this food which is great in comparison to their other foods. We still find brewers rice in the top ingredients which is a shame.

Chicken is the top ingredient which is good, with Menhaden fish meal in 3rd which is a bonus source of protein and essential oils. Pea starch is the second ingredient which is ok and will constitute a fair proportion of the 30% protein in the food. Pea protein isn’t as digestible as meat protein, but it’s a reasonable inclusion.

The 4th and 5th ingredients really let the food down. Brewers rice is a waste product, used in dog foods to bulk them up. Beet pulp is a cheap ingredient that provides fibreĀ and artificially hardens stools. It’s a slightly controversial ingredient and there are better alternatives.

If you’re on a tight budget then this food has some merits, and it’s definitely better than the other foods on offer from Bil-Jac.


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What’s good about this food….

Chicken is the main ingredient.

….and what’s not so good.

Brewers rice and beet pulp.


Ingredients:

Chicken, Pea Starch, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lignin Sulfonate, Salt, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Sodium Propionate and Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Inositol, BHA (a preservative), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.