Bravo Dog Food Ingredients

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Bravo manufactures roughly 51 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Bravo ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Bravo uses roughly 136 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Bravo, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. turkey
  2. chicken bone
  3. chicken heart
  4. beef liver
  5. chicken liver

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Bravo is turkey. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken bone, followed by chicken heart, beef liver, and chicken liver.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Bravo does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 51 Bravo dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Bravo does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Bravo have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 136 Bravo ingredients. According to our data, Bravo does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 1 controversial ingredient inside Bravo products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

garlic powder
2 Recipes

Garlic powder in very small quantities can be an acceptable addition, however, garlic can also be toxic. Therefore many pet owners choose to completely avoid garlic.

The following recipes contain garlic powder:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Bravo ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Bravo Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Bravo Homestyle Complete Beef Dinner

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Bravo Homestyle Complete Pork Dinner

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Bravo Homestyle Complete Turkey Dinner

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Bravo Balance Beef

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Bravo Balance Chicken

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Bravo Balance Turkey

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Bravo Canine Cafe 95% Beef, Turkey and Liver Dinner

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Bravo Canine Cafe 95% Chicken and Liver Dinner

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Bravo Canine Cafe 95% Rabbit, Pork and Liver Dinner

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Bravo Canine Cafe Beef Fricassee

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Bravo Canine Cafe Chicken Fricassee

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Bravo Canine Cafe Turkey Fricassee

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Bravo Basics Chicken

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Bravo Basics Duck

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Bravo Basics Rabbit

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Bravo Basics Turkey

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Bravo Blends Beef

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Bravo Blends Chicken

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Bravo Blends Duck

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Bravo Blends Lamb

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Bravo Blends Pork

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Bravo Blends Turkey

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Bravo Boneless Bison

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Bravo Boneless Salmon

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Bravo Boneless Venison

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Bravo Bag-O-Chews Beef Trachea

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Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Bison Liver

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Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Chicken Breast

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Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Duck Feet

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Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Turkey Breast

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Bravo Bonus Bites Dry Roasted Venison Liver

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Bravo Crunchy Delights Beef Recipe

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Bravo Crunchy Delights Chicken Recipe

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Bravo Crunchy Delights Duck Recipe

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Bravo Crunchy Delights Turkey Recipe

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Bravo Dry Roasted All-Natural Bully Sticks

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Bravo Dry Roasted Pig Ears

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Bison Liver

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Chicken Breast

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Cod

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Salmon

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Turkey Heart

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Bravo Bonus Bites Freeze Dried Venison Liver

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Bravo Training Treats Beef Hot Dog Bits

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Bravo Training Treats Bison Bits

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Bravo Training Treats Trail Mix Bits

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Bravo Training Treats Turkey Bits

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Bravo Bag-O-Bones Raw Beef Knuckles Bones

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Bravo Bag-O-Bones Raw Beef Marrow Bones

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Bravo Bag-O-Bones Raw Bison Knuckle Bones

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Bravo Bag-O-Bones Raw Bison Marrow Bones

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