Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bravo! Makes Good Happen

Over the past few months, I have become very conscientious about the food I feed Bentley and Pierre.  Gone are the days of buying a bag of dog food with pretty colors and ingredients that only a nutritionist can pronounce.  It is important to know what goes into our dog’s bodies to ensure that they are living a healthy life.  That is why most of their meals are prepared in my own kitchen with the help of some awesome products. 
Bravo! Pork and Beef Freeze-Dried Dog Food
In many cases, I provide the meat protein.  It is not always convenient and when I find a company that makes my life simpler, I am all for it.  Who doesn’t like knowing that you’re feeding an awesome food that doesn’t take an hour to make?
Introducing Bravo! Homestyle Complete™.  It is a complete line of freeze dried raw diet meals in a convenient package.  You can tell as soon as you look at the dinners that your dog is getting real meat or poultry as the #1 ingredient.  We tried the pork last night for the first time.  It is so simple to make, just add equal amounts of water to food. 
Bravo! Homestyle Pork is easy, just add water

The hardest part for Bentley was waiting for it to absorb the water, which takes 15 to 20 minutes.  I’m sure that I’ve mentioned how he begins his starvation routine after signaling it is time to eat.  After adding the water, I moved the bowl to the table and set the timer.  He walked over and sat up watching the bowl with anticipation.  When the timer rang, he and Pierre proceeded to have a drool-fest while I poured it into their bowls!
Anticipation is making Bentley Basset wait.

So, what is in the Bravo Homestyle Complete Dinners?  Here are the ingredients in the order they appear; pork, sweet potatoes, pork liver, chickpeas, pork heart, pork kidney, green beans, eggs, and cranberries. You won’t find any hormones, antibiotics, artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.  The meals are also grain and gluten-free.  If you ask Bentley and Pierre, they will tell you that it is 100% freeze-dried perfection.  They will also tell you that they know I still have the Beef Dinner for Dogs left to make.  It contains the same awesome ingredients except with beef, beef liver, beef heart, beef kidney, and the beef spleen. 
Close-up of Bravo! Homestyle Dinner

Bravo! Homestyle Complete are single protein dinners which is important for us.  I am trying to keep Bentley on cool or neutral proteins for his allergies.  Both pork and beef fall under the neutral proteins, so they do not trigger his itching and won’t lead to more ear infections.  You can read more about the effects of proteins here.
The Bravo! Company is a family-owned business that has written the book of raw feeding.  Seriously, they had a book written exclusively for them by Melinda Miller.  She is a nationally recognized pet dietary and behavioral consultant.  She is also the co-founder and president of the North American Raw Petfood Association.  The book is titled Bravo! Beginnings and it explains everything that you need to know about introducing your dog to a raw diet.  There is also a section for Honoring Your Cat’s Natural Diet by Terri Grow.  You can download a copy for free by clicking here.
Bentley and Pierre ate their Bravo! non-stop

We can honestly tell you that Homestyle Complete lives up to their motto: Bravo! Make good happen®  Try some for your dog today! 

*We received two bags of Bravo! Homestyle Complete in exchange for an honest review.  Barking from the Bayou/mkclinton. com only share information that we use and feel will be beneficial to our readers.

We are joining two blog hops today.  We thank Kol’s Notes and Sugar the Golden Retriever for hosting Tasty Tuesday.  Click their names to discover more recipes, reviews, and treats.


  1. I've seen this before and really want to try it out!

  2. Waitin for da water to absorb are da tuffest part!

  3. Adorable....the foodables do look worth the wait!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Oh my goodness Melissa!! We have both posted about the Bravo Food today!! :) The girls loved it!!

  5. Sounds great! My dogs are drooling :-)

  6. Oh that looks super tasty! butt it's hard to wait for 15 minutes... that's the same challenge we have with ice cream... they always say you should wait 10 to 15 minutes... but who is stromng enough for that?
    easy rider

  7. OMD OMD the DREADED..... TIMER THINGY!!! THAT is the WORST Device the Peeps EVER invented...
    BUTT now THIS BRAVO foodables stuffs sounds like they are FABULOUS... butt the instructions should say... START the Timer... SOONER... so supper will not be a SECOND... LATE...

  8. Oh wow, that stuff looks great! I bet the huskies would just lovvvvvvvve that!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. that looks exactly like our sojos - but we agree - the hardest thing of all is waiting for that timer to go off - but Mom has found a way around that - you can actually make a couple of days worth and store it in the refrigerator - then it is ready to use at dinner time

  10. I'm going to have to check out that food! It looks yummy and maybe Scout would eat it. I am having to make his food right now. Poor guy isn't doing too well. I'm just hoping we have him around for awhile longer. Have a great day!

  11. Oh Bentley and Pierre, I am with you on the drooling while waiting for the delicious Homestyle Complete to rehydrate! But, once it is ready I dive in and get to eating ALL that food. My bowl is always licked clean!

  12. Lots a kids like that stuff. We like freeze dried treats
    Lily & Edward

  13. You boys sure eat a lot of different foods! We stick to our raw infused dry kibble but we know a lot of dogs like Bravo.

  14. Bentley, that looks good enough to eat and I'm a vegetarian! I'll have to try out some Bravo on Sam to see if he'll sit up nice and pretty like you. :)

  15. We used to feed Bravo raw food and always looked for good alternative for when we travel. This dehydrated option might be just what we are looking for.

  16. Sure looks yummy!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. This looks good enough for human consumption!!!


  18. Oh gosh, I need to try Bravo with Bain! Does Bently ever get food on his ears?

  19. This food sounds and looks awesome. We really need to try it one of these days!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  20. They sure look like they enjoyed their Bravo!

  21. Looks like you boys really loved that food.

  22. oh Bentley you are too damn cute. Looks good enough for me to eat.

  23. Missy & Buzz would enjoy it for sure! They are on a raw diet these days and couldn't be happier & healthier!!


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