Have you heard about the new Canine Cafe™ Dinners from Bravo®? I’ve heard a lot of good things about Bravo foods and treats, but I’ve never tried out their products. The day my doorbell rang and I found these cases of Canine Cafe, I was excited to finally try this brand of healthy, all natural food. I did need some help getting it all to the kitchen, though.
Bravo has their slogan “make good happen®” for good reason! Bravo is a family owned business located in Connecticut. They were pioneers in the raw pet food sector in 2002 when then introduced their Bravo Blends Line. Today they offer over 125 different dog and cat products, all made from the finest, most nutritious ingredients such as antibiotic-free poultry, responsibly harvested fish and select cuts of meat. The Canine Cafe dinners just won the 2015 Pet Industry Recognition Award for canned dog food, so I know it is good stuff!
We are not on a raw diet at my house…yet, but we have switched to very healthy foods and we are eating a rotation diet. We eat two brands of high quality grain free raw infused kibble which have six recipes to rotate through, and we use wet food as a topper/mixer with our meals. The Canine Cafe dinners should be a perfect fit in our diet. A dog could use the Canine Cafe dinners as their entire meal but my mom likes us to have dry kibble as well.
My sisters and I are going to be testing out the Bravo Canine Cafe dinners for the next two months. I will be posting in April and then again in May to let you know how our trial is working out for us. I will also be holding a giveaway of Canine Cafe dinners in each of those posts so some other lucky pups will get a chance to try these meals. Because Canine Cafe dinners are 100% nutritionally complete and balanced, they are appropriate for dogs of all ages and breeds.
One of the first things we noticed when we read the ingredients on one of the cans was the first ingredients are all meat! The meals are made with cuts of real meat or poultry, are grain and gluten free, and are fortified with cranberries, garden greens, salmon oil, green lipped mussels, and turmeric. Bravo uses no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors, and abstains from questionable ingredients like guar, carrageenan, and cassia gums.
There are six varieties of Canine Cafe dinners. I opted to try out four of them. For my first test, no surprise, I chose the Rabbit, Pork & Liver Dinner for dogs. I was thrilled to read the rabbit actually comes from France, since I’m a French Scent Hound who loves to hunt rabbit! The other ingredients come from the USA.
The cans are easy open, easy serve, pull tab cans. Once the lid was off, my mouth was in the can! Boy, it smelled wonderful as it should, being 95% meat!
Mom put some in my bowl so I could really get a good taste. We will need to portion out the right amount to add to our dry food at mealtimes to keep our calories at the right level. It looks like a can of the rabbit dinner has about 466 calories per can. They also have feeding guidelines on the can by the size of the dog. I was so into the meal, I could not come up for air, let alone a better photo!
My mean mother took the can away from me because it wasn’t technically my mealtime. She held it up, and my tongue sprung into action!
The first evening my sisters and I each got our portion of Canine Cafe dinner mixed in with our dry kibble, and I have to say we all give it four paws up. It tastes fantastic! We are looking forward to trying out the other meat dinners as well as the meat and poultry fricassees. I’ll be reporting back to you on the other varieties in my next two posts.
Has your dog tried Bravo foods or treats before? Do you think they would enjoy the Canine Cafe Dinners? You know, no matter what, I know my favorite will be the rabbit dinner, but which one of the flavors would your dog love the most?
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