The Medina based Bil-Jac dog food company has developed a reputation of making good wholesome food for pets. The company was founded by brothers Bill and Jack Kelly in the 1940’s, because they saw that improvement was needed in the area of pet nutrition. Their first product was Bil-Jac Frozen Dog Food; a fresh product that is not damaged in processing. The Bil-Jac philosophy is that your dog evolved as a carnivore. The most optimal nutrition for your dog is when he is fed a diet where he’ll get his protein primarily from fresh ingredients. Although fresh chicken is a more expensive ingredient, this local company knows it’s what your dog was evolved to thrive on.
That’s why only fresh meat sources are used in the food, and then the product is frozen to keep it fresh during delivery. Bil-Jac Frozen Dog Food was the company’s mainstay for nearly 30 years.
In the 1970’s, the Kellys tested and developed a vacuum-drying process to remove the moisture from the meat ingredients without losing the nutritional value. Other dog food companies render their dry dog food with such a high heat process that it destroys much of the food’s nutritional value. The Kelly’s found a way to dry the meat at half the temperature of the traditional method. By the mid-80’s, Bil-Jac brought their fresh quality dog food to the dry food market with Bil-Jac Select, Puppy and Reduced Fat Super Premium Dog Foods, and canine Liver Treats.
Most recently, the Bil-Jac company has been working on Solution Based Dog Treats: treats formulated specially for your dog’s health. Treats as nutritious as their food, and that aim to nourish your dog’s brain, improve his coat and bolster his immune system.
The new treats all have chicken and chicken liver as the main ingredients, with various other wholesome foods to target their intended purpose.
- Noggin Nuggets contain Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 to help nourish the brain, and L-Carnitine to help support brain function.
- Smart Defense contains real blueberries and guaranteed amounts of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and E, powerful antioxidant nutrients to help support the immune system.
- Brilliance Bites contain guaranteed amounts of Linoleic Acid plus Vitamin A, to help nourish and replenish the skin & coat.
The real test is whether dogs like them.
My dogs are clamoring for them: gobbling them up with no questions asked. All of them, even the two with digestive problems and food allergies have eaten them without issue. The treats are small and soft, perfect for every size dog, and easy to chew for seniors. They are not only tasty, but they are as nutritious as Bil-Jac dog food, and they are made right here, close to home.
Bil-Jac is a family company whose goal is not to be the largest pet food manufacturer out there; their goal has been – and will always be – to do the best job they can for dogs.