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Anyone familiar with Bil-Jac puppy food?

Bailey's breeder feeds her dogs Bil-Jac and I think the transition would be easier if I get it for him to see how he does on it. Does anyone know about it, or have any of you used it? I went online and see that it was never in the recall so that's good news.

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some people swear by it some say it is crap (what else is new) it is a good choice for finicky dogs as it has mollasses in it to make it sweet. I would certainly use it as a transition but if Milo has any finicky tendencies-- I would keep him away--- (although my finicky boys wouldn't touch it)

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I doubt if tomorrow is the day because after the PayPal fiasco I tried to "overnight" the money to her for transportation and that turned out convoluted as well. I went to the post office on Monday and tried to express mail the money. Whenever I've express mailed anything it was guaranteed to arrive by the next day. Not this. They couldn't guarantee it till Wednesday. I left there and tried to find a fedex store but there is none locally so I went to UPS. They told me they could guarantee delivery on Tuesday by 5 p.m. for the paltry sum of $36.00. Are they crazy? So I went back to the post office and sent it express. I have to find out from her what the new plans are.

Actually, as much as I want him here, I was a little concerned about getting him this week since he's still in the eighth week (the fear stage) and I don't want to traumatize him. If I have to, I can wait.

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Pjewel - when I got my "Boo" he was on Bil-Jac dry. Is that what she is feeding him? Or is it he Bil-Jac fresh? The dry can be purchased at the major Pet Stores, the fresh frozen stuff isnt as available. When I asked for it I was told the the stores dont have the freezers to keep the stuff. I wasnt thrilled with the dry. He had some looseness and seemed like everytime we went out side he was going, sometime 7 times day. I switched him over to Timberwolf Oceans Blue and Merrick. His stools are much smaller, less smelly and easy to clean up, which I equate to more nutrition in his body and less by products in the food...Not sure if that is scientifically proven but it works for us. I dont think it is a bad food, just not one we would use again in the dry version. If I could get the fresh/Frozen - not that is another story as I have seen the results from that food on My neighbors Newfy and she is gorgeous, beautiful coat, little wastes...You must be so excited....
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Cicero eats Innova but my Pom ate the Bil-Jac and loved it (with home cooked meals) -- and I could pick it up at the supermarket, which was easier. It's a hour round trip for me to get the Innova

Cicero's favorite treats are the Bil-Jac liver treats. He will do 'anything' I ask when he hears that bag open. I would stick to the same food when you bring Bailey home so he doesn't get an upset stomach...and stress from another change.

Good luck. I know you must be excited...enjoy!!

Edit:....My pom did eat the frozen from the supermarket. She had one of the best coats I have ever seen on a Pom.


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my breeder fed my pup biljac but i was told by my vet it was very high in empty calories and there were better choices. plus, it plugged his system up so it was a no go for us.
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Geri~ Shadow was on Bil-Jac when she came to me. She was a picky eater and it was about the only food she'd eat (must've been the molasses ). My vet doesn't recommend it, though. He prefers Royal Canin. However, Tori wouldn't eat it but, ate up the Nutro Ultra Puppy and is now on the small breed adult version and loves it! I tried several other brands with her, too (Innova Evo, Natural Balance, Canadae, Wellness, etc.) and she wouldn't touch them The girl knows what she likes, that's for sure!

If it were me I think about gradually changing over to something else. Dogfoodanalysis.com only gives it a one star rating You can see their page on it here.

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Geri, here was my experience. Each breeder told me what they were feeding the pups, so I went and bought it to be prepared. They didn't eat eat. So, I had to start from scratch to find a food they liked. My suggestion is, get the smallest amount of the current food and slowly switch him to whatever Milo is eating.


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Thanks everyone. I'll buy a 7 lb. bag and slowly transition him to the Fromm's the rest of the group are getting. Interestingly the other dogs seem to have gotten tired of the Fromm's and no longer eat it quickly when it's put down. I have them on the "Gold" but think I'll try the salmon ala veg and the chicken ala veg if nobody has problems with those.

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Geri~ I think Kimberly feeds the Salmon ala Veg to her pack.

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