Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BRAVO Pet Foods Review


Happy Tasty Tuesday everyone! I hope you're all having an awesome day today!

I was recently given the opportunity to try the new raw food from BRAVO and I jumped on it because I've just started researching raw foods and started feeding the girls raw. Switching to raw is kind of nerve racking so having foods like this make it easy to get into the swing of it.



This is the food I did the giveaway for!

I was given a bag of Bravo in exchange for an honest review but I was not given any other compensation to tell you about it.


About Bravo:
Bravo is a family-owned company located in Manchester, Connecticut. Becoming a raw diet purveyor was a natural outgrowth of the original family business, Manchester Packing Company, that has specialized in providing high quality meats and poultry to the finest New England restaurants since 1942. Today, Bravo offers over 125 different items for dogs and cats that are made from the highest quality meats, poultry and fish. Plus, every product is processed following strict food safety guidelines.

  • They are passionate about quality and safety. Bravo! has a comprehensive safety program in their plant to ensure the purity and reliability of their products.
  • Every Bravo! raw diet product is sent to an independent laboratory and tested for the presence of bacteria.
  •  Every step of the manufacturing and distribution process – from their plant floor to the retailer’s freezer - is carefully monitored to ensure the product is properly transported and stored. 
  • All of their Dinners are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profile for all life stages. 
To learn more about Bravo! just click on the link above.
 

We received a 3 ounce bag of their Natural Turkey Dinner for Dogs.

The ingredients include: Turkey, turkey liver, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, turkey hearts, green beans, turkey gizzards, cranberries, dried eggs, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried kelp, turmeric, rosemary, sage, thyme, marjoram, salt, mixed tocopherols, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract. 

One of my favorite things about Bravo! is that they have a comprehensive list that says exactly where each ingredients is sourced from.  

I also like that it's freeze dried and doesn't need to be refrigerated. It makes meal time very convenient, especially when we travel! All you have to do is add water. It's equal parts water and Bravo food. So 1 cup of Bravo food + 1 cup of water. It needs to soak for 15-20 minutes.


It's important to me to know what my girls are eating and I really like that you can easily see the ingredients! You can see bits of turkey, cranberries and the greens that are in this food. 

When I fed it to the girls, I mixed it up and then fed my cats and did a couple of house chores while I was waiting. The food smelled so good that I had to hide it from the cats because they thought they were getting seconds!! It actually smells like Turkey!


Zoe can be hard to feed in the mornings, for some reason, a lot of time she will refuse a bowl of kibble. Not this food! As soon as she smelled it, she got really excited and actually wanted to eat! This made me very happy because I always worry about her when she doesn't want her breakfast.


Nothing makes Phoenix more happy than food. She was super excited to try this food, as well. My original plan was to feed Zoe first near the Christmas tree for photos and then feed Phoenix there so they'd both have nice decorative photos but Phoenix was not having any of that!! So she got fed on the opposite side of the kitchen.

Overall, the dogs thought this food was fantastic and I really like the ingredients in it. I like that it's super convenient and easy to feed. It's moderately priced and I would get this again. I highly recommend checking this food out! :D

I recently gave away 4 bags of this food and now I have another giveaway for you! This time I'm giving a way 5 bags of Bravo! Crunchy Delights Dog treats! The protein will be random and the Giveaway is only open to the USA. The winner will be chosen at random by the Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to respond. If the rafflecopter acts up for you, please try reloading the page!


About Crunchy Delights:
Bravo® Crunchy Delights™ oven baked dog treats start with real, premium meat or poultry as the first ingredient, then add a hearty helping of mixed vegetables and quinoa. Each ingredient is carefully selected to create a wholesome, pet-pleasing reward. Crunchy Delights beef recipe, for example, is made with healthy ingredients like real beef, chickpeas, celery, squash, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and cranberries. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!

ZoePhee was given a bag of Bravo! Natural Turkey Dinner in exchange for an honest review. We were not given any monetary compensation to tell you about the food. As always, my reviews are 100% honest and I only share information that I feel is relevant to my readers. Bravo! is not responsible for the contents of this blog post. 


  

33 comments:

  1. It must be Bravo day! I see a couple of other reviews out there! My guys aren't too picky, they like everything. I'd like to win because Bravo is a brand I already serve and trust!

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    1. LOL! I saw that!! Too funny! The girls aren't picky, either! :D

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  2. We love all things Bravo! here!

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  3. I've been looking for food for my dogs that is healthy and doesn't break the bank. With five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (also rescues), we go through a LOT of food, treats, etc.

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    1. Oh wow! Good for you for rescuing all your furkids! Both of our girls came from the Oregon Humane Society and all three cats came from the Nevada Humane Society. :D I bet you do go through a lot of food!!

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  4. I've been wanting to try the Bravo brand. I don't think I'm ready to do the raw feeding yet (and I commend you for doing so!), but I think some treats might be a good place to start getting to know the brand.

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    1. Yeah, feeding raw is kind of daunting at first! I really love all the resources that are out there, though and I have a really close friend who feeds raw and I've been asking her tons of questions!

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    1. LOL! Yep!! Now I have that "All about the bass" song stuck in my head!!! :D

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  6. Everyone is reviewing this today, it must be good. We are happy with our current food and don't do grain free normally, so we won't enter, but you make it look great!

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    1. Hi Emma, this giveaway is for treats! So you may still want to enter. I gave away the food last week. I know the post is probably a little confusing. :D

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  7. Such festive photos!!!
    This stuff sounds great! Good luck to all who enters!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  8. Nice review and excellent giveaway. Brown dawgs always like to try new treats. :) I am not sure they have a favorite, but I think the snowflake treats are in the lead right now. :)

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    1. Thank you!! The girls are pretty much the same as the Brown Dawgs. They love everything! LOL

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  9. Great review! Phoenix looks like she loves it! I've wanted to try Bravo for a while, and Nola's favorite treat is watermelon or hotodg. It's a tie.

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    1. That is so funny that she will eat watermelon!! :D

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  10. Wow, the food looks fantastic! I'd love to try the treats because I'm still trying to figure out what works for Skipper, since he can be ridiculously picky about some things. For now Zukes and FreshPet Vital Chicken are working as his favorite training treats.

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    1. I hope you find some more treats that Skipper likes! I know it can be hard sometimes, I have a few friends who's dogs are either super picky or allergic so I know how rough it can be!

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  11. We're getting a new puppy, and I want to start her off right with healthy, but easy to prepare foods

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    1. Oh wow! How exciting!! Good luck with the new baby!!

      I'm having the worst puppy fever, ever! It seems like everyone I know is getting a new puppy and I want one, too! :D

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  12. I do semi raw treats so I think this company would fit right in for my little pack.

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  13. We would love to win!

    Ginger hasn't tried these treats before, but I think she would really enjoy them.

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  14. I would love to try this food because I am also interested in raw :)

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    1. Just so you know, you entered a giveaway for treats. :)

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  15. king and princess love to take pic and blog and they all so share with other dogs buddys then they do utube

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  16. We would love to try Bravo, we've heard great things about them!

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  17. My dogs favorite dog treats are bones she can chew on for a long time.

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  18. We love dog treats and would also love to try Bravo!

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  19. These look wonderful! I would love to try some. I will eat nearly anything, but right now, there's nothing better than little gingerbread buddy biscuits or the end of the banana that Dad gives me in the morning. :)

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  20. We'd like to win, because we've never had those and would like to try them!

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