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Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by dogfanatic, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. dogfanatic

    dogfanatic New Member

    I was wondering what everyone thought about Bil-Jac. I saw that someone recommended it awhile back, but I am so confused as to why it is considered a good premium food. I feed my dogs holistic/organic food (Blue, from the Blue Buffalo Company to be specific). It is absolutely amazing food (their website is www.bluebuff.com ). Then I hear about Bil-Jac, and so I researched it. It contains by-products galore, lots of corn, and BHA!!!! This is a preservative that is KNOWN to cause cancer. Does anyone know how this food is even a premium. If you have any info please enlighten me.
  2. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    I did read that bil jac is a good food and just checked their ingredients, they not look as good as others with the by products being the first 2 of 3 ingred, corn and beet pulp

    blu buffalo looks likean excellant food

  3. dogfanatic

    dogfanatic New Member

    yeah those are pretty bad ingredients. I don't get all the sugar either. Dried beet pulp, and molasses.
  4. seaecho

    seaecho New Member

    Read up on Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. No fillers, only whole chicken, chicken meal, etc. Its one of the least expensive per pound, of the higher quality dog foods, and I get it for $25.98 for a 35 lb. bag. For the price and the quality, I feel I can't go wrong with it. And the animal eats much less of it because of the density of nutrition. But I will defiinately check out the Blu Buffalo - never heard of it. I buy the Bil-Jac liver treats. But that is the only Bil-Jac product we've tried.

  5. nern

    nern New Member

    I'm pretty sure that any company can label their food as "premium"....I don't think the word really has an offical defination. To me it seems like just another word manufacturers use to make the food sound appealing to consumers.
    IMO, Bil Jac is not a great brand but is still better than many other brands.
    I use Timberwolf Organics.
  6. dogfanatic

    dogfanatic New Member

    I think that pet foods have a minimum digestibility requirement, and minimum vitamin/mineral/antioxidant requirement, to be classified as premium.
  7. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    I've been letting Smokey have free feeding of the Purina Benefuls and then his normal "meat" meals a day. I've been wanting to switch him over to Chickne Soup, but I've seen sooo many dogs get fat off it.
    Smokey is sooo active and his sceduals are never normal, so free feeding is kinda his ownly option. Plus his "meat" meal a day. He's healthy as a horse and in excellent shape. I just don't want any added weight to slow him down, or cause any organ stress. What are yalls thoughts on it?
  8. horse_child

    horse_child New Member

    beet pulp, molasses, and sugar? sounds like horse feed if you ask me. we feed purina. our dogs love it and mine has a very sensitive digestive system. we've tried iams but that upset her to much.

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