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Dog food

Wizzard123
April 20th, 2006, 03:25 AM
What do you all feel about Bil-Jack dog food I have heard it is a good dog food to feed comes dry and frozen

jesse's mommy
April 20th, 2006, 06:48 AM
It's not a very good food. You can do a search on this site for a list of good foods or you can wait a while for people to come on here. You will get lots of good advice especially from our food guru -- Prin. All hail the :queen:

meb999
April 20th, 2006, 07:33 AM
here's a list of their ingredients :

Bil-Jac Select Dog Food
Fresh Chicken By-Products (Organ Meat Only), Fresh Chicken, Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Fresh Chicken Liver, Brewers Dried Yeast, Cane Molasses, Eggs, Salt, Sodium Propionate (a preservative), DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menaione, sodium Bisulfate Complex, (source of Vitamin K), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Inositol, BHA (a preservative), Iron Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodine, Sodium Selenite.

Bil-Jac Large Breed Select Dog Food
Chicken By Products (Organs Only, Including Chicken Liver), Chicken, Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Cane Molasses, Egg Product, Salt, Sodium Propionate, (a preservative), DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Glucosamine Hydrochloride*, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Chondroitin Sulfate*, 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.


There are 2 major things that bother me about this food :
1 -- the first meat source is by-product
2 -- corn is third on the list

Within the first five ingredients you want to see at least two (preferably more) named meat sources, and as few grains as possible. But you don't want any of the first five ingredients to be a by-product meat source (preferably NO BY PRODUCTS AT ALL!!) by-products aren't hearts, livers, and kidneys. By-products are really those parts that canít be used anywhere else and a lot of it isnít OK.
Grains are almost unavoidable in kibble, but they are not a natural source of food for dogs, are often undigestible. Corn especially is very hard to digest, of little nutritional value. Basically : it's a filler.

Prin
April 20th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Actually, once you dehydrate everything, you get a completely different picture. This is the ingredient list of the first one:
Fresh Chicken By-Products (Organ Meat Only), Fresh Chicken, Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Fresh Chicken Liver, Brewers Dried Yeast, Cane Molasses

Dehydrate everything and the new order becomes: (keep in mind, corn has less water than chicken)
Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Brewers Dried Yeast, Corn, Fresh Chicken By-Products (Organ Meat Only), Fresh Chicken, Fresh Chicken Liver,

Either way, there isn't enough real, healthy chicken in there to make it good...