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This review focusses on Bil-Jac Select Adult, but also applies to Small Breed and Large Breed Adult which are variations on the theme.
By-products seem to dominate these foods, both 2nd and 4th ingredients in the food. By-products used to be the main ingredient but they’ve swapped that for chicken which is a slight improvement. They say the first one isn’t SO bad because it’s only organs, a source of arginine, but I really still don’t want to see this as an ingredient.
The main grain in the food is corn which is a poor choice, with the only positive being it isn’t a heavily grain loaded food. We also find brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., a waste product from the brewing industry.
Looking on the bright side, we find the inclusion of flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. and a range of vitamins and minerals. Other than the by-products and grains there’s nothing else startingly bad in the food.
Personally I’d save my money on this one, it just has too little going for it. They have a grain free food as well which is a better alternative.
What’s good about this food….
Chicken is the main ingredient.
….and what’s not so good.
Wide use of by-products, corn is high on list, brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis..
Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine), Corn Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Brewers Dried Yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., Flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., DL-Methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., L-Lysine★★ Source of Lysine (essential amino acid found in meat), needed to use for food enrichment for grain-based foods., Sodium Propionate and Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (Vitamin B6), Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., D-Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Inositol★★★ Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats., BHA (a preservative), Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Zinc Oxide★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Cobalt Carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Rosemary Extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated..