Bil Jac Country Stew Review
With Lamb & Beef
Review of Bil Jac Country Stew
With Lamb & Beef
This product is manufactured by Bil-Jac Foods, Inc..
According to our data, this Bil Jac recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult dogs. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Bil Jac Country Stew With Lamb & Beef is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult dogs.
We'll begin this review of Bil Jac Country Stew With Lamb & Beef with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is lamb broth. Lamb broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, lamb broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The second ingredient is lamb. Although lamb is an excellent protein source, raw lamb contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of lamb is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The third ingredient is beef. Beef is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, beef contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of beef is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fourth ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The fifth ingredient is egg product. Egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Bil Jac Country Stew With Lamb & Beef are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Bil Jac recipe.
Next we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.
The next ingredient is carrot, which provide a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Then we have potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Moving on, we have green pea. Green peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
Moving on with this review, we have modified tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard. The modified term indicates that the tapioca starch has been treated or processed in order to expose or improve some property.
The next ingredient in this review is tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.
Our next ingredient is dextrose. Dextrose is a simple sugar produced from starch. It's most likely used as a sweetener in this product.
natural flavor is the next ingredient in this recipe. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.
Next on the list is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.
The next ingredient in this recipe is potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Bil Jac Country Stew recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Bil Jac Country Stew With Lamb & Beef is 3.5 out of 5.