Dec. 5, 2016

Bil Jac Dog Food Reviews

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Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Chicken

  2. Chicken by-products

  3. Corn meal

  4. Chicken by-product meal

  5. Dried beet pulp

Artificial Ingredients No
Contains By-products Yes
Price Range $
*Bil-Jac Select Adult was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • Some good grains like oatmeal
  • Inexpensive
What's not so good about this pet food
  • By-products
  • Corn meal

Our Analysis

Bil Jac Dog Food often comes highly recommended through word-of-mouth advertising, but it may not be the best choice on the market due to its use of filler ingredients and grain products. Although chicken is a dominant ingredient in most of the company’s products, corn and other ingredients which do not offer much nutrition are also quite prominent on ingredient lists. Also, dog owners should note that chicken by-products are also commonly used in Bil Jac Recipes.

For those consumers concerned about the health of their dogs, a look at the ingredients list on a package of Bil Jac Dog Food might be enough to lead them to another brand. Although the company uses some quality proteins in its recipes, too many controversial ingredients are used to make Bil Jac’s dog food blends recommendable. While this food might be fine for most dogs, there are many better options available on the market.

The Word on the Street...

Customer reviews of Bil Jac dog food formulas are relatively good, with a few mixed opinions. Though Bil Jac Dog Food might not be the best known brand on the market, people who use it to feed their furry friends are generally quite pleased with it. The brand does not spend a lot of money on advertising, but they get a lot of new customers through word-of-mouth advertising.

Most consumers have pointed out that their dogs not only enjoy eating this food, but they thrive as well. This is true regardless of whether the dogs have eaten the dry food or Bil Jac’s frozen raw formula. The consumers who have taken a closer look at the list of ingredients, however, seem a bit more skeptical.

Dogs with sensitive digestive systems seem to do well with the ingredients contained in Bil Jac’s dog food formulas. However, some dog owners react negatively to the fact that Bil Jac’s formulas rely on corn meal as a source of carbohydrates, since corn can be difficult for dogs to digest.

  • Liz

    Is anyone having issues with their dogs refusing to eat it? My dogs have been eating it for about three years. They love it! The other day, I bought a new bag and they will not touch it. I offered other food and they ate it right away. Not sure what the problem is.

  • Aslan Hayes

    Bil Jacs food- has – finely ground cornmeal that is slowly cooked 4 nearly an hour! They us a patented process unlike any other company!

    I’m tired of the alleged dangerous ingredients hysteria ! Especially since Bil jac is not controversial. They have Never been apart of a dog food recall, no TV ads, no slamming/lying about other dog food companies. They have been a dignified company.

    I found your analysis incomplete as you left out a lot. You don’t bother to mention, infact u outright state in your analysis section that they use “by product” THEY USE – ORGAN MEAT ONLY! Says right on the bag.
    You don’t mention their omega fatty acids etc, amazing cooking process etc…

    U do finally slip in organ meat after u have already listed the ingredients wrong at the top! & again in the middle right.
    You do finally mention they use a lot of chicken. IT’s also fresh chicken hand selected and processed within hours of picking up.

    They use for example 25lbs of chicken in a 30lb bag! That’s awesome. not just primarily chicken.

    What fillers?

    Disappointed!

    I recommend all consumers visit their site & even call Bil jac

    The positive reviews on this review section are true !

    Good luck to everyone & good luck to those who have dogs with digestive challenges.

    Here’s one of my dogs who eats Bil jac ( for nine yrs) as u can see he’s very healthy &handsome. Hasn’t been sick a day in his life! Neither has my other dog. No skin or ear issues often associated with Cocker Spaniels or ELVIS (my large standard poodle). Both swim all the time and are all muscle, thanks in part to Bil Jac.

    They chose it!

    It’s as good or better than anything on the market.

    Amy.

    • Aslan Hayes

      This is ELVIS. Bil Jac for almost 10 yrs!

  • barbkohl

    Bil Jac now offers two new formulations. One is the same high quality, but is a Grain Free formulation, and the other is the Farmers Bounty, that is select ingredients that are locally sourced near the plant in New Berlin, MD. (Free range chickens, dried vegetables, dried berries and fruits, rolled oats, etc)

  • barbkohl

    What people don’t realize about the corn, is that it’s cooked for 45 minutes is a separate facility, to break it down into carbs, for the dog to use for energy. Bil Jac is also not extruded, and cooked at such a high temp that it destroys all the good amino acids, etc, and then coated with a fatty flavored coating, so the dog will eat it. Bil-Jac is cooked by a long slow vacuum process and that’s why it retains it’s good properties, and comes in the crumbly pelleted shape. The meat is human grade chicken (From 2 very recognizable names in your market), and the byproducts are organs, and not any fillers.
    If you want to see an impressive test for Bil-Jac, put your food in a glass of warm water, and put Bil-jac in another. Bil-Jac will sink and crumble immediately. The other foods will float and puff up, because of the fillers, and fatty coating.
    Bil Jac is also the ONLY food on the market that you can put your dog RIGHT on, with no crossing over period, and it will not get diarrhea. You don’t have to wean them onto any other food or off any food.
    Bil-Jac has been around for 67 years, and has a proven track record, unlike the newer brands. You feed less because it’s so digestible, and have NOTICEABLE smaller stools, as the dog is using the food moe completely than other brands.
    I wouldn’t consider feeding my dogs anything else, and a lot of other show people feel the same. It is an amazing food!

  • gerald

    Greatest food for the money, ive tried them all.

  • Jason

    This food is absolutely horrible. My puppy has had the absolute worst diarrhea from this food. The sales lady they had patrol our petsmart was overly pushy and guaranteed that this would give a more solid bowel movement. Total false. He has been eating this crap for a week now andfrom the first day he could barely make it to the door to go out. This garbage would work better as landfill.

  • Alan

    Has anybody had a problem with Bil Jac dog food making there dog vomit a lot.

    • Crystal

      Yes my puppy does at least once a day on the dry food

  • Camille Itr-Hixson

    I was buying Natures Domain and then switched to Bil Jac because our three Rotties wouldn’t eat the Natures Domain (Kirkland) anymore. The rotties would finish the Bil Jac each and every time, but best of all their bowel movements were solid. My husband then decided that maybe we could give them Kirkland Lamb and we switch the food slowly but this food gave them the runs! We went back to Bil Jac and the Rotties are doing great on it! I don’t understand why it received so few stars because my dogs love it and they have much less gas! My dogs are happy and healthy on this food. No more switching for us!

  • Allie T.

    I have been using this food for two years for my 15 year old Cocker and I could honestly say that he has done better with this food than any other food. He has regular solid bowel movements and has great energy. My vet compliments me on his health because his coat and body condition are excellent. I have read the reviews on dog food advisor and they are not too complimentary but I can just tell you what my vet and I see. In addition to the dry biljac I also put a couple spoons of canned on top. Also my 16 month puppy is eating Biljac and she is very picky. Biljac has never been part of a recall either. In the past I used Blue Buffalo but this made my 15 year old cockespaniel sick. It is worth a try.

  • Roger

    My min-pin would not eat anything but people food, when I first got him he was so skinny. I requested a free sample of Bil-Jac and he actually ate it. So, I placed an order with PetsSmart for five of the 1 lb trial size package, and found it was cheaper per pound than the other sizes. In a few days it was here, and my puppy is full. It really is the ONLY dog-food he will eat, I’ve tried 20 different brands, even soft food in cans, but no luck. I read some negative reviews about the ingredients, but in my opinion it is healthier than eating 3-4 hot-dogs a day like before! I am sold!

  • Troy

    My terrier mix loves this brand. I have never seen a more consistent bowel movement from any dog food. Ive been a dog owner for over 30 years and would recommend this brand to anyone.

    • Orbit

      This is one of the best foods available. High animal protein, superb digestibility and fabulous results. I have tried many but this food is wonderful.

  • Syncere

    Regardless of the ratings my chihuahuas love Bil Jac frozen food. I feed it to them three times a week mixing it with Blue Buffalo dry dog food and they love it.

  • Zombilly

    My older beagle seems like it was nearing the end of it’s life. it could barely walk upstairs anymore and very lethargic. one day I bought a bag of Bill jac, she loved the food and almost overnight begin acting Like a puppy again, it was as if she was drinking caffeinated coffee. She was so full of energy and very happy!! I highly recommend this dog food!!!

  • Charles

    I have 2 chocolate labs and had them on Blue Buffalo their first 8 months. Then one of the labs refused to eat any Blue Buffalo for 4 days straight. After a trip to the vet, who said ‘it isn’t a medical problem’, I tried Bil-Jac. The dogs love this stuff. Half a can of wet food (Nutro Ultra Large Breed Puppy) and 1.25 cups of Bil-Jac Large Breed Puppy twice a day.

  • Tee

    My two boxers have eaten Bil-Jac Select for 2 1/2 years – they have had no problems yet. Recently, I read about the mfg process. This process included slow-cooking CORN. It bothered me that corn was one key ingredient …so I called Bil-Jac. The person I talked to was helpful and honest. This corn is, more than likely, I was told – GMO. Then, I wondered about the large amount of chicken going into this food – are they eating GMO corn too? Hey, I feed my dogs twice a day – this is a lot of GMO corn going into their bodies. Boxers are prone for cancer and tumors – for this reason, I plan to switch – I just don’t think that dogs should be eating large amounts of corn or any other grain. Thank you.

  • dmm1210

    This food has a preservative in it called BHA which has been known to cause tumors in mice. Some of the tumors are cancerous and some are not. I just found this out and after years of using Bil-Jac I have just switched to NutriSource grain-free lamb meal.

  • Mary K

    I’ve been using BilJac for about 6 months now and the dogs love it and are doing well on it. Don’t let the chicken by-products turn you off to the food. After talking to a representative from BilJac I found out that the by-products are organ meat – chicken liver, heart & gizzard. The USDA or FDA says these have to be listed as by-products. Also, BilJac has been in business for 65 years with never a recall. That says a lot right there.

  • Don

    We have two retired Greyhounds. After trying several other premium dog foods that the dogs did okay on we brought home a bag of Bil-Jac. They loved it and within two weeks their coats were shiny, eyes clear and they really seemed to have more energy. We have been feeding it exclusively for 18 months and don’t plan to change.

  • Ed

    This is an excellent food and I have tried everything. I know it is not politically correct to like by-products but the by-products in dog food are not what people think. Heads, feet and feathers are not in pet food grade by-product meal, rather meat, skin, organs and the digestive tract. The amino acids are very high in this type of meal and its very low in ash.

    This good stuff and the people that use it love it and so do all the show champions that use it.

    The amount of protein from meat is over 90%.

  • Deborah

    We had a bitch that had a litter of 9 pups and after whelping she refused to eat. We tried everything for 4 days, including cooking her ground beef and rice. She lost a huge amount of weight and her coat was dull. We thought she was going to die and even after intervention from our vet (including IV fluids), she would not eat. Then I bought her Bill Jack dog food. She started eating right away and in two days was perking up. Now after just 21 days on free choice Bill Jac Large Breed Puppy food she has gained much of her weight back (while nursing very piggy little pups)and her coat looks fantastic. She is the shiniest we have ever seen her. For me the proof is in the outcome. Bill Jac saved our dog and in a short time has given us incredible results. Thank you Bill Jac!!!

  • Bruno

    Put my two dogs on Bil Jac select adult after running the gambit of premier pet foods. The visual difference in healthy coat, clear eyes, no weep and increased activity is notable. Beagle is older and plagued with digestive problems until Bil Jac was fed. Switched back to another brand and they went back to the same old problems. My Sisters new rescue pup had trouble with digestion, gas & diarrhea on “other premium pup food” recommended by the Vet.
    Bil Jac was the answer and solved the GI trouble quickly and she is very pleased.

  • JACK

    Took my 4-month old puppy to obedience class. Bil Jac was used as the training treat. The next day my puppy was extremely ill, both diarrhea and vomiting. Took him to the vet immediately. Test for Giardia and Parvo. Both tests negative. The vet’s conclusion. the Bil Jac made him sick. I will never feed this to my wonderful new puppy ever again for any reason. Period.

    • Casey

      That’s because you introduced something new and possibly very different from what you were normally feeding your puppy. Food changes must be made gradually and not all at once, especially in pups. If you can’t follow simple puppy 101, then you probably shouldn’t own a dog.

      • courtney

        My dog is 4 years old and we tried bil jac as well. It made him sick too, both vomiting and diarrhea so do not judge someone who is making a review and letting people know how this food really is. She brought her dog to the vet, obviously she is a responsible dog owner. Also, it has BHA which causes tumors in mice. I am going back to taste of the wild.

  • michelle

    I HAVE TO SAY MY LITTLE MALTESE LOVES BILJACK HE IS ONLY 4 LB BUT THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GONE IN A FLASH I HAVE TRYED MOST ALL HIGH END DOG FOODS BUT THIS FOOD HAS MADE THE COAT ON MY MALTESE VERY LONG AND GROWES SUPER FAST . I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. MICHELLE

  • Marj

    We rescued a terripoo and he had constant diarhea. He was on true blend, they suggested candidae and other major brand foods. Bil-Jac is the answer. After only two feedings on Bil-Jac small dog formula his tummy troubles disappeared and it’s the only dry food he will actually completely eat the entire bit and lick the bowl clean. :)

  • vettech

    Everyone should take a pet food label seminar there’s alot you’re all over looking.

    • Charlotte

      Dear Vettech,

      Do you have any suggestions as to where to get access to this type of class?

      I have read everything on this subject I can find on the net.

      I think one of the problems we still do not address for any class is GMOs and BHAs. Do you know of any education that includes that and reviews those items in their review of food.

      I have two rescued Havanese, they are the hardest dogs I have ever tried to feed. We have donated tons of food to local shelters because they will not eat something. If they eat it a day or meal, that does not mean they will ever taste it again.

      Would be nice to have reviews and education on this subject. May be healthy, but may not be eaten!

      They eat Bil-Jac small dog food when they do eat, and their fall back is Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried Lamb. All their food is feed with the addition of Dr. Mercola’s digestive enzymes. Seems to help them eat better.

      Thanks,

      Charlotte

  • Marian

    Have 4 rescue senior dachshunds and Bil-Jac is the only dog food they will eat. I have tried Taste of the Wild and Origen and Blue, Wilderness – all the ones with venison, sweet potatoes, etc etc etc.

    They go right for the bowl, if any other food is in there, they will leave it. Coats are wonderful. No digestive issues. Senior is easy enough for my toothless doxie to eat. I feed only dry dog food.

    One of mine is allergic to beef – a common allergen according to the vet. A beef rawhide can set him to itching.

  • Ann

    After having one loving beagle die during the pet food recall, I tried all the supposed best top rated brands. I ended up with huge dog food left overs and our budget killed for months.

    Had our Lab diagnosed with corn allergies (idiot), not corn at all–flea allergy-just one flea bite.

    Bil Jac is the only food he will eat everyday and all of it.
    He runs now, and is enjoying going for walks now.

    Biggest lesson learned–foods that say grain free aren’t–most allergies come from gluten.

    Bil Jac is the only food I will buy and recommend.

  • Peter

    Like Crack for dogs.
    They love it. We have 2 dogs and 1 used to never be excited about meal time but now he start whining when its time to eat.

  • Katie

    I have used Bil Jac for years. The easy to chew kibbles are great for the little dogs that struggle with he hard kibbles that are sprayed with all that fat . Thank you Katie

More Information

Bil Jac dog food isn’t a very well-known brand, since the company doesn’t spend a lot of money on advertising their formulas. However, among a select number of dog owners, Bil Jac dog food is their first choice. What’s in Bil Jac’s dog food? Is it a good choice for your dog? Learn more in our review!

Who Makes Bil Jac?

The company who makes Bil Jac dog food is called Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food. Bill Jac was founded by Jack and Bill Kelly in the 1940’s, after they both served in World War II. In their first day of being a company, Jack and bill only sold six pounds of their special frozen-formula dog food. Today, they have several different varieties of dog food to suit different canine dietary requirements.

Bil Jac Dog Food Recall

As of right now, Bil Jac dog food has not been involved in any dog food recalls. However, it’s always best to check the FDA’s dog food recall list, in order to ensure that no new recall information is available.

Bil Jac Ingredients

Bil Jac dog food formulas are made without any wheat gluten meal, corn gluten meal, rice gluten or rice protein concentrate. Chicken (or another protein source) is always the first ingredient in their dog food formulas. Some of Bil Jac’s dog food formulas do contain corn meal. The chicken by-products in Bil Jac’s dog food formulas are composed only of organ meat. Some of the formulas are very simple, consisting only of 7-12 different ingredients.

Bil Jac Dog Food Allergies

Some of Bil Jac’s dog food formulas do contain corn meal, which could potentially cause an allergic reaction in dogs that have corn-based allergies. For dogs with allergies that are protein-specific, it’s also best if you make sure to read the ingredients of Bil Jac’s formulas (especially if your dog is allergic to chicken).

Bil Jac Recipes

Bil Jac Dry Recipes:

  • Bil Jac Select Adult
  • Bil Jac Puppy
  • Bil Jac Reduced Fat Dog Food
  • Bil Jac Senior with Chicken and Oatmeal
  • Bil Jac Large Breed Select Adult
  • Bil Jac Large Breed Puppy
  • Bil Jac Small Breed Select
  • Bil Jac Small Breed Puppy

Have you fed your dog any of the Bil Jac dog food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners

Ingredient List*

Bil Jac Dog Food Ingredient List

*for Bil-Jac Select Adult

Bil Jac Coupons

Bil Jac Coupons

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35 Responses to Bil Jac

  1. Liz April 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    Is anyone having issues with their dogs refusing to eat it? My dogs have been eating it for about three years. They love it! The other day, I bought a new bag and they will not touch it. I offered other food and they ate it right away. Not sure what the problem is.

  2. Aslan Hayes March 24, 2015 at 4:11 am #

    Bil Jacs food- has – finely ground cornmeal that is slowly cooked 4 nearly an hour! They us a patented process unlike any other company!

    I’m tired of the alleged dangerous ingredients hysteria ! Especially since Bil jac is not controversial. They have Never been apart of a dog food recall, no TV ads, no slamming/lying about other dog food companies. They have been a dignified company.

    I found your analysis incomplete as you left out a lot. You don’t bother to mention, infact u outright state in your analysis section that they use “by product” THEY USE – ORGAN MEAT ONLY! Says right on the bag.
    You don’t mention their omega fatty acids etc, amazing cooking process etc…

    U do finally slip in organ meat after u have already listed the ingredients wrong at the top! & again in the middle right.
    You do finally mention they use a lot of chicken. IT’s also fresh chicken hand selected and processed within hours of picking up.

    They use for example 25lbs of chicken in a 30lb bag! That’s awesome. not just primarily chicken.

    What fillers?

    Disappointed!

    I recommend all consumers visit their site & even call Bil jac

    The positive reviews on this review section are true !

    Good luck to everyone & good luck to those who have dogs with digestive challenges.

    Here’s one of my dogs who eats Bil jac ( for nine yrs) as u can see he’s very healthy &handsome. Hasn’t been sick a day in his life! Neither has my other dog. No skin or ear issues often associated with Cocker Spaniels or ELVIS (my large standard poodle). Both swim all the time and are all muscle, thanks in part to Bil Jac.

    They chose it!

    It’s as good or better than anything on the market.

    Amy.

    • Aslan Hayes March 24, 2015 at 4:15 am #

      This is ELVIS. Bil Jac for almost 10 yrs!

  3. barbkohl September 7, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Bil Jac now offers two new formulations. One is the same high quality, but is a Grain Free formulation, and the other is the Farmers Bounty, that is select ingredients that are locally sourced near the plant in New Berlin, MD. (Free range chickens, dried vegetables, dried berries and fruits, rolled oats, etc)

  4. barbkohl September 6, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    What people don’t realize about the corn, is that it’s cooked for 45 minutes is a separate facility, to break it down into carbs, for the dog to use for energy. Bil Jac is also not extruded, and cooked at such a high temp that it destroys all the good amino acids, etc, and then coated with a fatty flavored coating, so the dog will eat it. Bil-Jac is cooked by a long slow vacuum process and that’s why it retains it’s good properties, and comes in the crumbly pelleted shape. The meat is human grade chicken (From 2 very recognizable names in your market), and the byproducts are organs, and not any fillers.
    If you want to see an impressive test for Bil-Jac, put your food in a glass of warm water, and put Bil-jac in another. Bil-Jac will sink and crumble immediately. The other foods will float and puff up, because of the fillers, and fatty coating.
    Bil Jac is also the ONLY food on the market that you can put your dog RIGHT on, with no crossing over period, and it will not get diarrhea. You don’t have to wean them onto any other food or off any food.
    Bil-Jac has been around for 67 years, and has a proven track record, unlike the newer brands. You feed less because it’s so digestible, and have NOTICEABLE smaller stools, as the dog is using the food moe completely than other brands.
    I wouldn’t consider feeding my dogs anything else, and a lot of other show people feel the same. It is an amazing food!

  5. gerald July 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Greatest food for the money, ive tried them all.

  6. Jason April 11, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    This food is absolutely horrible. My puppy has had the absolute worst diarrhea from this food. The sales lady they had patrol our petsmart was overly pushy and guaranteed that this would give a more solid bowel movement. Total false. He has been eating this crap for a week now andfrom the first day he could barely make it to the door to go out. This garbage would work better as landfill.

  7. Alan February 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Has anybody had a problem with Bil Jac dog food making there dog vomit a lot.

    • Crystal March 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      Yes my puppy does at least once a day on the dry food

  8. Camille Itr-Hixson January 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    I was buying Natures Domain and then switched to Bil Jac because our three Rotties wouldn’t eat the Natures Domain (Kirkland) anymore. The rotties would finish the Bil Jac each and every time, but best of all their bowel movements were solid. My husband then decided that maybe we could give them Kirkland Lamb and we switch the food slowly but this food gave them the runs! We went back to Bil Jac and the Rotties are doing great on it! I don’t understand why it received so few stars because my dogs love it and they have much less gas! My dogs are happy and healthy on this food. No more switching for us!

  9. Allie T. May 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I have been using this food for two years for my 15 year old Cocker and I could honestly say that he has done better with this food than any other food. He has regular solid bowel movements and has great energy. My vet compliments me on his health because his coat and body condition are excellent. I have read the reviews on dog food advisor and they are not too complimentary but I can just tell you what my vet and I see. In addition to the dry biljac I also put a couple spoons of canned on top. Also my 16 month puppy is eating Biljac and she is very picky. Biljac has never been part of a recall either. In the past I used Blue Buffalo but this made my 15 year old cockespaniel sick. It is worth a try.

  10. Roger March 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    My min-pin would not eat anything but people food, when I first got him he was so skinny. I requested a free sample of Bil-Jac and he actually ate it. So, I placed an order with PetsSmart for five of the 1 lb trial size package, and found it was cheaper per pound than the other sizes. In a few days it was here, and my puppy is full. It really is the ONLY dog-food he will eat, I’ve tried 20 different brands, even soft food in cans, but no luck. I read some negative reviews about the ingredients, but in my opinion it is healthier than eating 3-4 hot-dogs a day like before! I am sold!

  11. Troy February 11, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    My terrier mix loves this brand. I have never seen a more consistent bowel movement from any dog food. Ive been a dog owner for over 30 years and would recommend this brand to anyone.

    • Orbit March 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      This is one of the best foods available. High animal protein, superb digestibility and fabulous results. I have tried many but this food is wonderful.

  12. Syncere January 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Regardless of the ratings my chihuahuas love Bil Jac frozen food. I feed it to them three times a week mixing it with Blue Buffalo dry dog food and they love it.

  13. Zombilly January 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    My older beagle seems like it was nearing the end of it’s life. it could barely walk upstairs anymore and very lethargic. one day I bought a bag of Bill jac, she loved the food and almost overnight begin acting Like a puppy again, it was as if she was drinking caffeinated coffee. She was so full of energy and very happy!! I highly recommend this dog food!!!

  14. Charles December 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I have 2 chocolate labs and had them on Blue Buffalo their first 8 months. Then one of the labs refused to eat any Blue Buffalo for 4 days straight. After a trip to the vet, who said ‘it isn’t a medical problem’, I tried Bil-Jac. The dogs love this stuff. Half a can of wet food (Nutro Ultra Large Breed Puppy) and 1.25 cups of Bil-Jac Large Breed Puppy twice a day.

  15. Tee October 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    My two boxers have eaten Bil-Jac Select for 2 1/2 years – they have had no problems yet. Recently, I read about the mfg process. This process included slow-cooking CORN. It bothered me that corn was one key ingredient …so I called Bil-Jac. The person I talked to was helpful and honest. This corn is, more than likely, I was told – GMO. Then, I wondered about the large amount of chicken going into this food – are they eating GMO corn too? Hey, I feed my dogs twice a day – this is a lot of GMO corn going into their bodies. Boxers are prone for cancer and tumors – for this reason, I plan to switch – I just don’t think that dogs should be eating large amounts of corn or any other grain. Thank you.

  16. dmm1210 September 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    This food has a preservative in it called BHA which has been known to cause tumors in mice. Some of the tumors are cancerous and some are not. I just found this out and after years of using Bil-Jac I have just switched to NutriSource grain-free lamb meal.

  17. Mary K August 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I’ve been using BilJac for about 6 months now and the dogs love it and are doing well on it. Don’t let the chicken by-products turn you off to the food. After talking to a representative from BilJac I found out that the by-products are organ meat – chicken liver, heart & gizzard. The USDA or FDA says these have to be listed as by-products. Also, BilJac has been in business for 65 years with never a recall. That says a lot right there.

  18. Don July 22, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    We have two retired Greyhounds. After trying several other premium dog foods that the dogs did okay on we brought home a bag of Bil-Jac. They loved it and within two weeks their coats were shiny, eyes clear and they really seemed to have more energy. We have been feeding it exclusively for 18 months and don’t plan to change.

  19. Ed June 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    This is an excellent food and I have tried everything. I know it is not politically correct to like by-products but the by-products in dog food are not what people think. Heads, feet and feathers are not in pet food grade by-product meal, rather meat, skin, organs and the digestive tract. The amino acids are very high in this type of meal and its very low in ash.

    This good stuff and the people that use it love it and so do all the show champions that use it.

    The amount of protein from meat is over 90%.

  20. Deborah May 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    We had a bitch that had a litter of 9 pups and after whelping she refused to eat. We tried everything for 4 days, including cooking her ground beef and rice. She lost a huge amount of weight and her coat was dull. We thought she was going to die and even after intervention from our vet (including IV fluids), she would not eat. Then I bought her Bill Jack dog food. She started eating right away and in two days was perking up. Now after just 21 days on free choice Bill Jac Large Breed Puppy food she has gained much of her weight back (while nursing very piggy little pups)and her coat looks fantastic. She is the shiniest we have ever seen her. For me the proof is in the outcome. Bill Jac saved our dog and in a short time has given us incredible results. Thank you Bill Jac!!!

  21. Bruno February 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Put my two dogs on Bil Jac select adult after running the gambit of premier pet foods. The visual difference in healthy coat, clear eyes, no weep and increased activity is notable. Beagle is older and plagued with digestive problems until Bil Jac was fed. Switched back to another brand and they went back to the same old problems. My Sisters new rescue pup had trouble with digestion, gas & diarrhea on “other premium pup food” recommended by the Vet.
    Bil Jac was the answer and solved the GI trouble quickly and she is very pleased.

  22. JACK February 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Took my 4-month old puppy to obedience class. Bil Jac was used as the training treat. The next day my puppy was extremely ill, both diarrhea and vomiting. Took him to the vet immediately. Test for Giardia and Parvo. Both tests negative. The vet’s conclusion. the Bil Jac made him sick. I will never feed this to my wonderful new puppy ever again for any reason. Period.

    • Casey March 25, 2012 at 5:04 am #

      That’s because you introduced something new and possibly very different from what you were normally feeding your puppy. Food changes must be made gradually and not all at once, especially in pups. If you can’t follow simple puppy 101, then you probably shouldn’t own a dog.

      • courtney September 2, 2013 at 8:56 am #

        My dog is 4 years old and we tried bil jac as well. It made him sick too, both vomiting and diarrhea so do not judge someone who is making a review and letting people know how this food really is. She brought her dog to the vet, obviously she is a responsible dog owner. Also, it has BHA which causes tumors in mice. I am going back to taste of the wild.

  23. michelle January 5, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    I HAVE TO SAY MY LITTLE MALTESE LOVES BILJACK HE IS ONLY 4 LB BUT THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GONE IN A FLASH I HAVE TRYED MOST ALL HIGH END DOG FOODS BUT THIS FOOD HAS MADE THE COAT ON MY MALTESE VERY LONG AND GROWES SUPER FAST . I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. MICHELLE

  24. Marj August 31, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    We rescued a terripoo and he had constant diarhea. He was on true blend, they suggested candidae and other major brand foods. Bil-Jac is the answer. After only two feedings on Bil-Jac small dog formula his tummy troubles disappeared and it’s the only dry food he will actually completely eat the entire bit and lick the bowl clean. :)

  25. vettech July 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Everyone should take a pet food label seminar there’s alot you’re all over looking.

    • Charlotte March 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Dear Vettech,

      Do you have any suggestions as to where to get access to this type of class?

      I have read everything on this subject I can find on the net.

      I think one of the problems we still do not address for any class is GMOs and BHAs. Do you know of any education that includes that and reviews those items in their review of food.

      I have two rescued Havanese, they are the hardest dogs I have ever tried to feed. We have donated tons of food to local shelters because they will not eat something. If they eat it a day or meal, that does not mean they will ever taste it again.

      Would be nice to have reviews and education on this subject. May be healthy, but may not be eaten!

      They eat Bil-Jac small dog food when they do eat, and their fall back is Stella and Chewy’s Freeze Dried Lamb. All their food is feed with the addition of Dr. Mercola’s digestive enzymes. Seems to help them eat better.

      Thanks,

      Charlotte

  26. Marian July 15, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Have 4 rescue senior dachshunds and Bil-Jac is the only dog food they will eat. I have tried Taste of the Wild and Origen and Blue, Wilderness – all the ones with venison, sweet potatoes, etc etc etc.

    They go right for the bowl, if any other food is in there, they will leave it. Coats are wonderful. No digestive issues. Senior is easy enough for my toothless doxie to eat. I feed only dry dog food.

    One of mine is allergic to beef – a common allergen according to the vet. A beef rawhide can set him to itching.

  27. Ann June 14, 2011 at 3:40 am #

    After having one loving beagle die during the pet food recall, I tried all the supposed best top rated brands. I ended up with huge dog food left overs and our budget killed for months.

    Had our Lab diagnosed with corn allergies (idiot), not corn at all–flea allergy-just one flea bite.

    Bil Jac is the only food he will eat everyday and all of it.
    He runs now, and is enjoying going for walks now.

    Biggest lesson learned–foods that say grain free aren’t–most allergies come from gluten.

    Bil Jac is the only food I will buy and recommend.

  28. Peter April 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Like Crack for dogs.
    They love it. We have 2 dogs and 1 used to never be excited about meal time but now he start whining when its time to eat.

  29. Katie March 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I have used Bil Jac for years. The easy to chew kibbles are great for the little dogs that struggle with he hard kibbles that are sprayed with all that fat . Thank you Katie