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“Fresh, farm-raised chicken” caught my eye when reading the ingredients. Bil-Jac’s assertion that their 30-pound bag of Large Breed Adult Food is made with “25 pounds of fresh chicken” is very assuring. This means this food is mainly made of poultry with additional nutrients and vitamins included in the ingredients.
Upon reading the ingredients, I also noticed essential carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals that provide energy and a healthy coat for large breeds:
- Fresh, farm-raised chicken promises a supreme diet based on high-quality poultry.
- Slow-cooked oatmeal and corn carbohydrates provide energy to your large pup.
- Naturally-sourced glucosamine, omega-3, 6 fatty acids, and chondroitin contribute to a complete and balanced diet.
- Bil-Jac’s proprietary Nutri-Lock temperature provides a vacuum-drying process that extracts moisture from the ingredients. However, the natural fats or meat’s nutritional value are never compromised.
- Bil-Jac’s guarantees that fillers, gluten meals, sprayed-on rendered fat, wheat, soy or protein concentrate will never be part of their dry food ingredients.
Overall, this dog food seems to be a premium and healthy choice for your furry one. If I had a large dog, I’d have no problems feeding him/her this food. After all, I’ve never seen a large breed turn away chicken!
Chicken, Chicken By-Products (organs only, source of arginine) and Meal, Corn Meal, Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Phosphate, Monocalcium, Flaxseed, Salt, Fish Meal, Menhaden, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Zinc Proteinate, L-Lysine, Sodium Propionate (a preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Inositol, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Mixed Tocopherols and BHA (preservatives), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Manganous Oxide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate, and Vitamin D3 Supplement.
Bil-Jac Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food, 30-Pound Bag
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:
1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level
4011 kcal/kg; 402 kcal/cup
|Guaranteed Analysis||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||23.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||16.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.0% max||–||–|
|OMEGA 6 FATTY ACIDS||2.50% min|
|OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS||0.25% min|
|GLUCOSAMINE||375 mg/kg min|
|CHONDROITIN SULFATE||35 mg/kg min|
* – indicates not yet analyzed
Daily feeding amounts vary more or less depending on your dog’s size and level of activity.
Specific needs also play a role on the amount of kibbles to feed your dog. For example, environmental factors (moving, illness, etc.) can affect your dog’s activity. When this happens, you may need to make adjustments to your dog’s food in order to maintain his/hers proper weight and condition.
BIL-JAC 319009 Large Breed Puppy Dry Food, 15-Pound
|Weight||Daily Feeding (Cups)|
|50 – 60 LBS||2 1/4 – 3|
|60 – 80 LBS||3 – 3 1/2|
|80 – 100 LBS||3 1/2 – 4 1/2|
|100 – 120 LBS||4 1/4 – 4 3/4|
After your puppy reaches six months, he/she can transition to adult kibbles. Bil-Jac recommends you feed your pup twice a day to start and then adjust accordingly. Moreover, they also recommend you follow the feeding chart. If you are changing your dog’s diet, mixing rationed portions of old and new is how most dog parents ween their dogs from one food to another. However, I recommend asking your vet first when making any change to your pup’s diet.
The Bottom Line
Bil Jac Large Breed Dry Dog is a premium, healthy food full of nutrients, carbohydrates, and protein. The large breed puppy dry food has been scientifically formulated to provide large puppies with the nutrition they need to reach adulthood. For adult large breeds, Bil Jac guarantees a balanced diet formulated from mostly tasty chicken. In addition, phosphorus, calcium, lower fat and protein levels are added to the ingredients.
Most importantly, Bil Jac guarantees 25 pounds of real chicken for every 30-pound bag of food. Your pup will get lots of protein for a strong body and health. In addition, the mixture of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids will keep him/her active, alert and happy. If you are looking to try out a new diet for your little one, this food might be a good choice to start with.