Over a month ago, I was contacted by a nice woman from the Petbrosia pet food company. I had never heard of Petbrosia before, so I checked out their website–they just began shipping their food on March 15th, 2013, so are a pretty new company. I normally feed Riley Canidae All Life Stages dog food, but am not “married” to any particular brand. (She’s eaten Purina, Premium Edge, and Innova in the past as well).
I read up on their food and ingredients and was very pleased to find that they use high quality (and US raised/grown) ingredients and even add Glucosamine and Chondroitin to every box of their food. Yes, their food comes in a box! (Well, actually there’s a foil bag inside that box).
Before I get to our review (and info about the Giveaway!!), I wanted to include some info about the company for those who are unfamiliar with it (as I was!):
“Every Pet Is Unique!™ Their food should be too. Petbrosia customized nutrition for YOUR dog or cat!
The first-ever pet food custom designed for your pet’s unique nutritional needs to support healthy living throughout life. Petbrosia uses proprietary algorithms to create a custom blend for your pet. Your order is not created until you need it and delivered right to your front door!
Like humans, pets have the potential to live a longer and higher quality life when they are fed to achieve their ideal body weight. Petbrosia gives you the power to provide a higher quality of life by providing tailored nutrition that changes as they change. Our own diets change as we grow. Not only does the quantity of food change over time, but so does the ideal nutritional make-up, including the levels of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Of course, not all people are the same, so needs vary from person to person. This is the same philosophy we apply to your pet.
Petbrosia uses only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients raised by farmers across the Midwest. You can be confident that when you give your dog or cat a Petbrosia product, they are enjoying the very best, nutrient-rich ingredients, minus all the unnecessary additives and cheap fillers. We’re proud of our ingredients, and we know you and your pet will love what’s inside.”
So, onto our review! It was simple enough to use the website. I created an account–just by entering my e-mail address and choosing a password. Then I entered Riley’s name, breed, birth date, gender, weight, energy level, and allergies or any other special considerations. The website generated her personalized formula and I clicked the magic “Ship” button. The website also has an “Auto-Replenish” option available that you can choose so you’ll never run out of dog food.
As I’ve said many times before, Riley is no dog food snob. She’ll eat anything–dead, alive, edible, non-edible, etc. She was very interested in the box–so much so that I had to put her outside while we opened it and poured the contents into her airtight dog food container!
I was a bit worried about switching Riley’s food and her having some gastrointestinal “distress” as a result, so I mixed in some of her remaining Canidae dog food with the top layer of the Petbrosia food in the container. I started Riley on the Petbrosia/Canidae mixture on Wednesday, June 26th, and she’s now down to the straight-up Petbrosia food. She didn’t have any vomiting/diarrhea/loose stools/constipation/gas while making the transition.
You’ll have to click this next picture to enlarge it to see the ingredients and feeding guidelines:
Here’s a shot from the Petbrosia website that compares Petbrosia with some of the other major/popular pet food brands:
Riley absolutely loves the food. A plus? She has dropped about 2 or 3 pounds while on the food (which she needed to lose!). She’s back down to 55 lbs (she should weigh between 50 and 55 lbs, according to her body build and height).
I took a video of her very first time eating the food (on June 26th)…I’d say she liked it, it took her a mere 29 seconds to eat it:
Petbrosia is sponsoring a giveaway for YOU all! One lucky winner will receive a code for a free 10 lb. customized pet food (they make dog and cat food) box to be shipped directly to your front door! This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry to my international peeps!!). You can enter using the Rafflecopter below! By entering, you provide your e-mail address–everyone who does not win the 10 lb. box of food will receive one (and only one) e-mail from Petbrosia offering you a 50% off code for your first order! (Note: at this time, only the chicken formula is available–starting later in Summer 2013 lamb [for dogs] and salmon [for cats] formulas will be available).
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. Petbrosia provided me with a 20 lb box of dog food in exchange for my honest review. As always, be sure to do your own research about what is best for your pet(s)!