10 Quick FACTS by tha MUNCHbox!

New-puppy-tiny-puppy1. SALMON SKINZ  are a GREAT source of OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS | Healthy Skin + Coat!
2. Dry Food (kibble) DOESN’T chip off TARTER to keep CANINE TEETH CLEAN! 
3. tha MUNCHbox is a NEW BUSINESS | launched January 2014… THIS YEAR!
4. DUCK is a NOVELTY protein!
5. YöGHUND (tha dog Ice Cream) is a FANTASTIC PROBIOTIC!
6. @MUNCHtheShihtZu promotes us + LOVES our TREATSTHANK YOU MUNCH!
7. VENISON GULLETS (hiccups) are WONDERFUL for HEALTHY JOINT FUNCTION!
8. UNSWEETENED Canned PUMPKIN is a Terrific STOOL REGULATOR!
9. tha MUNCHbox values SIMPLE, HEALTHY INGREDIENTS!
10. Get 10% OFF by using code: MUNCH10!

ZiwiPeak | Our Passion is Natural Nutrition!

Why Do We, at thaMUNCHbox, Love ZiwiPeak?


Using a unique, gentle air-drying process (preserves the goodness of raw meat, organs and fish), ZiwiPeak uses natural, fresh venison, lamb, beef, shellfish and seafood; all sourced from NEW ZEALAND.  Adding nothing but essential vitamins and minerals, there are NO sugars, salt, glycerines, antibiotics, hormones, preservatives, colourings, fillers, grains or potatoes (carbohydrates).  ZiwiPeak products are also GMO-free, with no ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT and no propylene glycol; the cans use BPA-free food lining.

YUP! Limited, Simple Ingredients…which we LOVE!

In terms of their Philosophy, ZiwiPeak is dedicated to using the finest ingredients, matching a WILD PREY DIET to provide for long-term health and well-being.  ZiwiPeak believes excellent nutrition is vital to pets; the key to providing the best diet possible is a deep understanding of what a dog or cat requires – how its digestive system functions.

Although this brand is a little more expensive than other products (certainly more expensive than those using artificial/filler ingredients), the difference shows in pet health and longevity.  To ZiwiPeak, It’s NOT about cutting corners, It’s about building trust between themselves and their customers, and between their customers and their pets.

WOW!

Check Out these 10 reason as to WHY you should consider ZiwiPeak!

It is recommended that PROTEIN CONTENT in your pet’s Canned/Kibble food be OVER 30%.  ZiwiPeak definitely meets these standards, with some of their products containing Protein Content reaching in the mid 50%.

If you are not quite ready to dive into feeding your dog/cat Raw dog food, check out ZiwiPeak.  This Brand provides a wonderful  Balance of convenience and Healthy Natural Nutrition.

tha MUNCHbox came upon this Pawsome Company while admiring their Deer Shank dog Chew…

MUNCH love!

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Yöghund | tha Dog Ice Cream!

YWith Summer being just around the corner (Hopefully), I like the idea of being able to peel open a nourishing, Organic Blueburry Yöghund for Ballou to happily lick.  Although we like to think of this treat as “tha Dog Ice Cream,” it’s actually yogurt and a whole lot better and healthier for the overall well-being of our canine friends.

A recognized Power Food, Yogurt is High in Calcium and Protein, containing active bacteria that can act as a probiotic; good for a dog’s Digestive and Immune system. What makes Yöghund so Dog-Gone-Good is the fact that this specially made, frozen treat for dogs adds billions of beneficial live cultures, 6 additional strains per cup, to the current yogurt base.

Note: Typically, dogs are unable to easily digest lactose (diary products), however, Yogurt is an exception, containing lactose fighting bacteria

Recommended to give to your dog daily, below is a list of Conditions where Your dog might benefit from Yöghund:

– Changing Diets Yoghund
– Boarding, Daycare, Dog Parks
– Traveling
– Dogs with Sensitive Bowels
– Dogs on Antibiotics
– Dogs with Allergies
– Dogs with Poor Skin and Hair
– Dogs on a Diet
– Dogs exposed to Stressful Situations
– Dogs that Need a Distraction
– Puppies and Seniors with their Special Needs

A guaranteed low fat, low Calorie treat with no preservatives or sweeteners (added sugars), to Find out more about this frozen treat, Go to: Yoghund.com

Our favorite Flavors are the Organic Banana + Peanut Butter  and the Organic Blueberry + Vanilla Bean!

MUNCH Love!

X-Large Contest | tha DINO Bone!

For the Letter X, we are going to do something SPECIAL and host our first…CONTEST!!!

Would YOU like to WIN a X-Large DINO BONE and….a FREE Box Code from thaMUNCHbox.com?!

It’s SUPER EASY, just post a photo of your Pooch with a LARGER than life ATTITUDE or BRRAVADOOO (Foreign Accent), along with these 3 Simple Hashtags: #thaMUNCHbox, #DinoBONE, #forBOLDdogs

***Although It is NOT Required, PLEASE Follow Us on: INSTAGRAM, TWITTER + PINTEREST (Like Us on FACEBOOK)***

This Contest will ONLY last for a day – Starting Monday Morning @ 12AM – Monday Night @ 11:59PM.

WINNER will be picked from a hat and ANNOUNCED the Next Day, Tuesday, April 29th!

(We will Connect with the WINNER via InstaDM!)

Any Questions? Just Email us at thaMUNCHbox@gmail.com!

 MUNCH LUCK!

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A Bite into Dino Bones:

All though these 17″ long bones are kept away for tha larger breeds, we think these bones are a great present for any size dog.  Made from real USDA Approved beef these bones are baked with a natural, savory-smokey flavor and are meant to last, offering long lasting gnawing action… without splintering.  Made in the USA, these X-Large bones can assist with eliminating boredom and stress relief/frustration, by teaching positive chewing behavior.  Reducing plaque and tarter buildup on teeth, as well as, relieving teething pain and toughening gums, these Dino’s are a great source of calcium and the soft marrow inside is a potent source of protein and emollients for GOOD health and Shiny Coats.

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Wonder Nuggets | BAM!tastic!

This morning I came across the “word” BAM!tastic on a blog about Tumeric (which is good for your dog) and thought, this “word” is perfect for the Mighty, Bite-Size Wonder Nuggets.

Ideal for training or for the dog/dog parent who prefers a softer treat, these dainty tid-bits have base ingredients of Rolled Oats, Vegetable Glycerin and Barley Flour, with the option of choosing Beef + Apples or Unsalted Peanut Butter + Cane Molasses.  Locally MADE and SOURCED in Boston, Massachusetts, by the Good Folks at Polka Dog Bakery, not only are these treats easy on the stomach, but they are also easy on the nose. Smelling BAM!tastic, if you are tempted, please…feel free to try the Peanut Butter Wonder Nuggets; they taste like Ginger Snaps!

MUNCH love!

 

 

V for Venison Hiccups!

We thought long and hard about making this post about VEGGIES, but instead, have decided to show off the CRUNCHY Venison Hiccups!

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Made from pure Venison Gullet, these satisfying chews maybe small, but provide a punch of Protein and “good-for-your-bones Chondroitin (healthy joint function).”  A snack that will keep your dog content between meals, this Hiccup is made for the aggressive chewer, in the size of a medium to large dog.  Way better than a Synthetic/Plastic Bone, these Gullets make for fantastic dental chews,  cleaning those Canine Fangs by Fighting Tarter and Preventing Plaque Buildup.

Approximately 4 inches in length and 2 inches in width, Venison Hiccups contain NO Artificial Preservatives/Chemicals and are USA MADE.

Wanna Try this Gamey Chew, Check-Out thaMUNCHbox.com.

MUNCH love!

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Underrated Rawhide?!

Today, I will play DEVIL’s ADVOCATE and ask, is RAWHIDE UNDERRATED?

For the most part, I pretty much stand amongst the many that say:

Rawhide is Hard to digest, leading to an upset stomach & gas…

Rawhide is processed from unhealthy fed lot cattle treated with hormones & antibiotics…

Rawhide is Highly processed junk food with little nutritional value…

Rawhide is treated with dangerous chemicals including bleach, lye, & other harsh chemicals…

Rawhide is Short lasting & non-durable…

(… the list can probably go on, but thank you Only Natural Pet for making it simple for us)

However, working in pet retail, I’ve met more than a few customers, who never had issues with Rawhide, in fact, some even swear by Rawhide.  Yes, most of these customers have Labradors, a dog that is known to eat any and everything and be fine, but what surprised me the most, was this one customer who had a very Spunky, Active Corgi.

For this Corgi, Rawhide was very good for him, it helped to clean his teeth; his breath had never been better. AND, due to some G.I. issue, i’m guessing it had something to do with protein, rawhide was better for him, because it was plain, natural and simple.

This ONE customer and Corgi, really made me think and do my due diligence. That is when I stumbled upon different types of Rawhide, like Elk Rawhide or Bison Rawhide (NaturesBestRawhide.com), which is supposedly good for dogs with beef allergies and contain no hormones, no additives and no chemicals.

So, is Rawhide Underrated?

Any bone/chew can be hard to digest, leading to an upset stomach and gas, especially when protein content is considered.

Is Rawhide Underrated?

Since we are still on the fence about it, tha MUNCHbox will not be providing any Rawhide…anytime soon.

Instead, we prefer to focus on skin that isn’t so tough or hard,easily digestible, and likes to puff up and become crisp when baked or smoked.  Another great chew to clean those canine purely whites, Check-Out a Pig’s Snout!

Munch Love!

P.S. What are your thoughts on Rawhide?