Bil-Jac is one of the oldest dog food brands and was founded in 1947 in Ohio. It was founded by two brothers who had recently returned from World War II.
However, for much of Bil-Jac’s history, they did not produce traditional dry dog food or kibble. However, in the 1980s, after manufacturing processes had advanced, Bil-Jac felt confident providing dry food, and since then, they have not looked back.
Bil-Jac Product Range
Bil-Jac has a moderately sized range of dog food products. This range is a mix of dry dog food, wet dog food, and dog treats.
At this time, Bil-Jac does not produce cat food in any variety.
Bil-Jac dog food products provide mixed nutrition, but generally, they are above average.
The nutritional profiles consist of an above-average proportion of protein and fat and a below-average proportion of carbohydrates. Despite this, many of the recipes still have a significant proportion of carbohydrates.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Bil-Jac heavily relies on the use of Chicken in its recipes. However, their wet recipes do feature some other meat ingredients such as Beef and Lamb.
All of the ingredients above can provide excellent nutrition for dogs that is high in protein and fat.
Other Notable Ingredients
Bil-Jac features several Pea By-products, including Pea Starch, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber. Sadly, these are not positive additions to dog food. They are often used in a technique known as Ingredient Splitting, which aims to deceive consumers. Learn more about Ingredient Splitting in our article Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food Exposed. In addition, learn more about these specific ingredients in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Some Bil-Jac recipes make use of Oatmeal. Oatmeal is considered to be one of the best grain ingredients that can be used in dog food. This is as it can offer additional nutrition such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Dried Beet Pulp
Menhaden Fish Meal
Bil-Jac Animal Testing
We have no information regarding what type of animal testing Bil-Jac participates in.
We are strong believers that invasive or laboratory testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice. We hope it will see a significant decline in the future.
Sadly, Bil-Jac does not have a recall-free history. This recall taints their record and shows that there must have been lapses in their safety and quality processes.
August 2012 – Potential Mold Contamination – This recall affected certain bags of Bil-Jac Adult Select Formula Dog Food.
Bil-Jac Featured Articles
At this time, Bil-Jac has not featured in any of our articles.
Best of Bil-Jac
Bil-Jac Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Puppy Select Formula
Small Breed Puppy
Large Breed Puppy
Small Breed Adult
Large Breed Adult
Grain Free Adult
Reduced Fat Formula
Senior Select Formula With Chicken And Oatmeal
Small Breed Senior
Wet Dog Food
Country Stew With Lamb & Beef
Chunky Stew With Chicken & Vegetables
Harvest Feast With Turkey & Sweet Potatoes In Gravy
Heart Stew With Beef & Barley
Pate Platters With Chicken & Cheese
Pate Platters With Chicken & Vegetables
Pate Platters With Duck & Pumpkin
Pate Platters With Beef & Sweet Potatoes