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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.


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.