Petbrosia Custom Blend Dog Food
Where to Find: Petbrosia.com
As a concerned pet parent of 4, I'm always reading dog food labels, comparing them over and over again, as I try to find the best nutrition possible for my furkids - and my wallet. Each of my dogs has different dietary needs - whether it be due to allergies, age, activity level or even size of the actual kibble - so finding a "one size fits all" kibble can be tough...
Every pet is unique. Their food should be too. - PetbrosiaEnter Petbrosia, home of custom blended dog food. When they approached me to do a review of their product, I immediately said yes.
Petbrosia was developed, like most innovative dog products these days, out of a need for something different for the creators' own pets. You can read their story here. They use veterinarian and nutritionist designed algorithms to understand your pet’s unique nutritional needs. Users answer a few questions about their pet - breed, age, weight, energy level, allergies, and other health concerns - and Petbrosia works their magic to identify your pet’s key nutritional needs.
When it comes to actual ingredients, Petbrosia uses "only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, grown and raised by farmers across America, and carefully selected for your pet’s individual needs." This includes superior proteins, premium fruits and vegetables, quality carbohydrates, Petbrosia's own mineral blend, vitamins and supplements such as Glucosamine and Chondroitin, probiotic extracts, and essential fats and oils.
After some consideration, I felt Teutul would be my best test subject for a custom blend and I proceeded to fill out his Pet Profile on their website. It was fairly simple and not at all time consuming. Just a few days later, a box showed up on my doorstep, along with a print out of Teutul's Custom Blend information inside. The information sheet includes everything you'd see on a regular dog food bag, including ingredients, content (fat, fiber, protein, calorie, etc.), as well as Tut's custom feeding instructions.
The first thing I noticed about Petbrosia's food was how tiny the kibbles were. This is a bonus for those of us with dogs who have this special need (or tiny furkids). The second thing I noticed was how interested Tut was in his special blend! He sure seems to love it.
While I do think Petbrosia is a fantastic idea, especially for those dogs who can't eat just any 'ole dog food, I have to say that at this stage, their options are still very limited. I was disappointed when I found out that the only protein available when we ordered was chicken. While that's okay (still not preferred) for Tut, I realize it's a big no-no for many dogs. The good thing is I hear they are adding a fish protein very soon. But... that still only leaves 2 protein options. For a truly customizable dog food, I would like to see at least 4 or 5 proteins offered.
Then there's the price to think about. Again, for those of us with special dietary needs, we already know and are more than willing to spend extra. Petbrosia custom blends range from $2.99 - $4.98 per pound, depending on how much you buy. Shipping is about $4.95 - $9.90, however if you sign up for their Gold Club (automatic delivery schedule), you'll receive free shipping on 5, 10 or 20 pound boxes.
Petbrosia does have amazing customer service! They make sure to send you several e-mails to remind you the best way to switch your dog over to their food, and to check in to see how things going. I also received a couple of phone calls, but I'll admit - I didn't answer the call or call them back. The messages left were to check in to see if I had any questions, see how Tut liked his food, etc.
How would you like to try a Petbrosia custom blend for your dog? We are very excited that we get to share the chance with all of you!
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. Be sure you include a means to contact you, such as your email address.
- One lucky reader will win a 3 pound box of your pet's own custom blend
- Winner will be chosen by random number generator on Thursday, May 29th
- Winner must live in the continental United States.