Bil-Jac HEARTY STEW WITH BEEF & BARLEY Wet Dog Food

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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Bil-Jac HEARTY STEW WITH BEEF & BARLEY Wet Dog Food

Bil-Jac-HEARTY-STEW-WITH-BEEF-BARLEY-Wet-Dog-Food
5
4 color scale

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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Ingredient Quality

4 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 19.44% carbohydrate Dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate but they are used for energy, texture and taste. Starch is also required for extrusion in dry foods. Excessive carbohydrate is an indicator of food quality as it can be used to reduce manufacturing cost. Foods that are high in carbohydrate can raise insulin and cause obesity. Some studies also show that dogs fed a high carbohydrate content have changes to their gut bacteria. Learn more
  • Contains plant protein Plant-based protein sources are the least expensive substitute for quality animal protein. Whenever possible, animal sources of protein are preferred because they contain a wider array of amino acids than plant based protein sources and are more digestible. Learn more
  • Product contains ingredients that are high in sugar including ______ Sugar is often found in pet food to increase the palatability or as a preservative or humectant. It is a low quality ingredient that can cause unwanted gut changes, obesity and insulin spikes.
  • Product contains two or more added amino acids Multiple amino acids are typically only found in lower quality foods that rely on less complete plant sources of protein. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive vitamins When vitamins come from whole food sources, they include the full spectrum of cofactors, which makes them safe and bioavailable. While a couple of added vitamins are acceptable, five or more implies the food is of poor nutritional value. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive minerals Five or more added minerals indicate a lower quality food that’s lacking naturally occurring minerals from whole food sources.
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Ingredient Safety

6 out of 10

  • Product is highly processed Canned foods are heated before and during canning, which will cause significant losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues including barlety and pea protein Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers pose a significant health risk to plants, animals and soils. Foods with the largest reported amount of residue will be penalized, including crops that are known to be spray-dried with glyphosate. Learn more
  • Contains known GMO ingredients including potato starch There are limited safetey studies on geneticaly modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, require increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Beef Broth, Beef, Chicken, Egg Product, Carrots, Turkey, Pea Protein, Barley, Dextrose, Modified Tapioca Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potato Starch, Caramel, Glycine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 8%
Crude Fat (min) 3%
Crude Fiber (max) 2%
Moisture (max) 82%

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