Monday, November 9, 2015

Make Good Happen With Bravo Pet Foods

Today, we have a very exciting announcement! We've been teasing you all just a little bit on social media. Starting last week, I began transitioning Shiner to a new diet. This diet is a little different than any other dog food diets she has eaten before. Shiner is used to eating a kibble diet, with some canned food and home-cooked meals on occasion.


So what is Shiner trying now? A raw diet. Yes - that's right! Feeding a raw diet to Shiner is something that has always interested me, but I've never been sure that I would be able to pull it off. It seems messy, time-consuming, and I'm not sure I have the know-how just yet.

Bravo Homestyle Complete Dinners for Dogs

This is different though. For the next few months with Bravo Pet Foods as our new sponsor, Shiner will be eating Bravo® Pet Foods Homestyle Complete® Dinners for Dogs. This food is made with premium, raw, freeze dried meat as the #1 ingredient. Bravo Homestyle Complete Dinners also include organ meat, vegetables, cranberries, and natural herbs. It is raw dog food that is designed to provide complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all ages and breeds.

I first heard about Bravo Pet Foods from our blog friend, Oz the Terrier, who eats a raw food diet and we had our first opportunity to try some Homestyle Complete Dinners a several months ago.

It smells as good as it looks.

Now this type of raw feeding, I can do. The food comes in a resealable plastic bag, offered in a variety of sizes. It doesn't need to be refrigerated and you can store the food just like you might store dry kibble. All I need to do is add water to the food and let it soak for 15-20 minutes and voila! Shiner has a delicious, healthy, and nutritious raw food meal ready to go. Waiting seems to be the hardest part so far.

We'll keep you updated with our transition to a raw diet as we go.

Treats from Bravo Pet Foods

Bravo Pet Foods also offers a wide variety of yummy treats for both dogs and cats. Shiner has had her eye on a bag of Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Duck Feet over the weekend. I am waiting until after she has a dental procedure today to try them out since they look chewy. 

Open this bag, human!

On the other paw, Callie the Calico has been happily munching on Bravo Healthy Bites Freeze Dried Chicken Breast and Turkey Breast treats for cats. She loves these things more than any other type of treat I've ever offered her. Apparently, Shiner likes them too... she stole part of a bag and helped Callie finish it off. 

Bravo is the only brand of food and treats that I've ever had to make sure I hide from the dog. Otherwise, she WILL get into it. 

Someone got into a little bit of mischief one day. 

Other Products from Bravo Pet Foods

Besides Homestyle Complete Dinners for dogs and treats, Bravo also offers many other products for dogs and cats. Homestyle Complete Dinners are freeze dried raw diets, but Bravo offers Frozen Raw Diets for dogs and cats too, as well as a new line of canned foods. You can also find chews, bones, and supplements on their website


If you've ever considered trying a raw diet with your dog or cat, I invite you to check out the information available from Bravo Pet Foods. I've found it immensely helpful thus far. 

Otherwise, we will keep you updated on our new journey with feeding a raw diet to our dog so stay tuned! 

You can stay up to date with Bravo on Facebook and Twitter

Has your dog or cat tried eating a raw food diet before? Tell us about it in the comments!

This post is sponsored by Bravo Pet Foods. Bravo supplied us with food and treats. Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Bravo is not responsible for the content of this article. 

26 comments:

  1. It looks delicious, show it to people and no one will think that we talk about dog food. My grampy said next time, when my granny feels unwell, he will give her a bravo dinner when she asks for a soup, because that looks much better than one of his soups :o)

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    1. It does look delicious doesn't it? It smells like a tasty soup too.

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  2. Oh, Miss Ann, I am so excited that Shiner and Callie are trying all the delicious food from Bravo Pet Foods! It is so easy, isn't it to make the Homestyle Complete? Ma loves how it looks like real food, with its big chunks, as opposed to some other freeze-dried foods that look like mush. I cannot wait to hear how everyone does on Bravo.
    Oz

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    1. We're excited too Oz! It is very easy to make. Callie is just sampling treats for now. She loves those things.

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    2. You two are both so sweet.

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  3. I wish Shiner well on her new diet. Raw food is just something that I don't think we will ever do not sure why though! Love Dolly

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    1. I don't think I could ever do raw cuts of meat. If it's something that is already prepared and ready to go, I feel much more comfortable with it. I'd rather have the experts formulate the food than myself.

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  4. Yes Schooner and Skipper eat raw! I buy beef, chicken and turkey for them. I have not ever tried Bravo and I am going to check it out for them. It looks delicious. Taking the bag and chewing on it would be Schooner. He watches every move I made and where I put things.

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    1. Oh really? That's very cool. Schooner sounds like he is a mischief maker! ;)

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  5. We've been tempted to try raw too, but I'm not much interested in duck feet anything MOL!

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    1. Haha - well I don't think they have any duck feet for cats. I don't think Callie would be much interested in them either.

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  6. Love the photo of sleeping Shiner with the bag fragment in your hand! Couldn't have been her. We aren't ready for raw yet. Maybe some day.

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    1. I feel weird referring to it as raw food, because it just doesn't seem like it to me the way the food is prepared. But, that's what it is. Shiner is loving it!

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  7. shiner....all de best two ewe with yur new diet.....we guess eatin a raw burger bee fore it goes two happee grill land doez knot count az raw huh !!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~ waves two callie ♥♥♥

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  8. We thought we saw that Bravo is coming out with canned versions of the food both for cats and dogs. That would be awesome.

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    1. Yes! They just announced that. They should be available for purchase now.

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  9. I love Shiner so much - she's adorable. And I must say I haven't tried their pet food but it looks like a yummy stew I might enjoy - all those beautiful bright greens.

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    1. It does look good. I remember the first time she tried some I was a little jealous inside. ;)

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  10. This food looks really awesome! Just like homemade food! It must be tasty too! :)

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    1. It does look homemade, but all I did was add some water. :)

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  11. Congrats on taking the leap to raw! I am still doing THK - dehydrated human grade, that's about as far as I think I can go. It's been great so far so I know the sense of accomplishment when you've found something that's healthy and works well for your pet. Bravo Ann #punintended Keep us posted.

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    1. Oh, Shiner has eaten that on and off too. It still doesn't feel like raw feeding to me. Will definitely keep you posted and thanks!

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  12. i am a big fan of raw food. i have a hunter who hunts deer and he gives me human grade deer meat for my 3 dogs. i have also used blue ridge turkey, tripe and it is excellent. i get mine from the distributor so it is less expensive than if you buy in a store. i have also use red barn many yrs ago, over 15 yrs ago, but no longer use it, but it is a good product. i have used freeze dried in many brands as well, primal, stella N chewy, and have used the nature's varieity venison and rabbit raw. i used to totally cook my dogs food, but now only partially cook their food. i will give them sardines in water, cook salmon for them, and used to buy97% extra lean sirlion.

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    1. That's awesome :) Sounds like they eat good! I have only cooked/partially cooked chicken for Shiner on occasion. She's had sardines before too. Maybe I should pick up some more of those sometime.

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  13. My crew loves these, and I think shiner will flourish on raw!

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  14. Like Emma and her crew, my crew and I aren't ready for raw either. Quite frankly I just don't trust it - not for myself, and not for my dogs.

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