We recently had the pleasure of taste-testing and reviewing Bravo Pet Foods’ new line of freeze-dried Homestyle Complete Dinners for Dogs in the flavors Turkey and Pork.
About Bravo Homestyle Complete
“Bravo freeze dried raw diets offer you an outstanding combination of nutrition and convenience. There’s no need to keep them frozen, so you can serve your dog a great-tasting, nourishing meal anywhere you go. Freeze drying simply removes the water from meat and poultry while retaining every vital nutrient in its original, bioavailable form. Just mix with warm water, wait 15 minutes and serve. That’s all it takes to prepare a healthy meal your dog will simply love!”
Why Homestyle Complete is so good for dogs.
- Raw meat or poultry is the #1 ingredient plus organs, garden vegetables and cranberries
- Raised without added hormones* or antibiotics
- No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
- Grain and gluten free
- Natural with added vitamins and minerals
- Made in the USA by a family-owned company
- Tested for food safety before shipping
Bravo Homestyle Complete Pork Dinner Ingredients:
Pork, sweet potatoes, pork liver, chickpeas, pork hearts, pork kidneys, green beans, dried eggs, cranberries, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, dried kelp, turmeric, salt, rosemary, sage, dill, fennel, mixed tocopherols (preservative), 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.
Bravo Homestyle Complete Turkey Dinner Ingredients:
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 (preservative), 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.
As a raw feeder, freeze-dried options are a great when I forget to do meal prep in advance or when I need a nutritious, healthy ‘treat’ to fill Alaska’s Kong toys as a delicious reward. I found Bravo’s Homestyle Complete line of food to be extremely easy to prepare, and I loved that I could see every morsel of all the various ingredients in it. There was no question that the pork was real pork meat and the green beans were whole green beans. I recommend this to pet parents who are looking for better alternatives to kibble, yet don’t want the hassle of DIY raw feeding. Here you are getting similar benefits to raw, greater convenience, and a nutritionally complete and balanced meal.
The packages are so lightweight and the perfect size to travel with. In its dry form in the package, the food resembles a colorful trail mix. Once rehydrated with warm water,the particles become soft and more fragrant- resembling a home-cooked meal that looks (and smells!) good enough for the humans to eat. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was mistaken for dinner leftovers in the fridge!
I stuffed Alaska’s Kong toys with Bravo Homestyle Complete Turkey Dinner and froze them for 3 hours before serving. It was a love-at-first-lick moment. She also enjoyed it freshly rehydrated. Mr. Oreo the cat, couldn’t resist a bite himself. Hey there, Bravo Pet Foods, time to work on a line of freeze-dried dinners for our feline friends! 🙂
**Disclaimer: All the opinions expressed in this review are exclusively my own. I received these complimentary products in exchange for my honest review.