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tha MUNCHshop | Open for Business!

Minor changes have been made to our website to better speak for what we’re all about.

Looking to conveniently deliver, via MAILbox, the informative, interactive and fun experience found when sampling treats in a local pet boutique, tha MUNCHbox hopes to offer online customers a unique way to discover, explore and shop the many healthy, simple ingredient chews, treats and bones on the market.

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Feeling as though we were only showcasing pieces of a full-package, we’ve decided to tackle this issue by  adding… tha MUNCHshop!

NOW OPEN for BUSINESS, when the sample stage is complete, customers can procure single items or full size package items, directly from our website.

Lastly, we do ask that you visit tha MUNCHshop often.  We are constantly in the process of adding and/or finding new things.

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Pork PUM-PUMP-PUMPERS!

Great for dogs of all sizes, Pork Pumpers are, you guessed it…Pork Hearts!

Oven-baked to PAWFECTION, with no additives, hormones, preservatives or chemicals (of any kind), these LOW FAT, HIGH PROTEIN muscles will whole-heatedly make its way into any dogs heart. As with any chew or bone, these 4-6” long organs provide CHEWING/GNAWING action that promotes DENTAL HYGIENE.  Being a single-ingredient chew, Pumpers are a brilliant alternative for dogs who are sensitive to other common proteins, like Chicken, Beef and/or Lamb.  Although some may claim Pork to be bad, we think it’s a great meat/protein to rotate into your dogs diet to BOOST their immune system.

Looking to try a Pork PUM-PUMP-PUMPER? Well then, what are you waiting for… Check-Out thaMUNCHbox.com!

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MOOOO tubes!

Round here, MOOOO tubes are the chew of choice for tha Labradors.  We think it’s because of these 3 things:

1.) Helps Build and Support Cartilage

2.) Lubricates tha Joints

3.) Aids w/Joint Stress – due to exercise or Physical Activity

An ideal, Natural source of Chondroitan and Glucosamine, MOOOO tubes are simply the trachea of a cow and are perfect for any size dog.  Whether you get a 3in, 6in or 12in, these hollow chews get an A-plus for creating some gnawing action for cleaner, healthier teeth and gums.  High in Protein, we like these chews to be free of additives, preservatives, chemicals (of any kind) and hormones, but dried to perfection to seal in the juicy, fresh flavors.

As with any Chew, MONITOR your dog.  Chomping for chunks to swallow instead of gnawing or chewing, is a NO-NO!

Wanna try a MOOOO tube?  Check-Out thaMUNCHbox.com!

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Liver + Lung | tha Perfect Training Treats!

When it comes to how some canned and dry food is made/processed, we understand why organ meat gets a bad rep.  Mixed/cooked at high temperatures with unhealthy food waste, it’s no wonder why these nutrient-rich meats become un-noticed, shoved under the blanket term “by-product.”

However! We agree with Dr. Becker:

“Organ meats are part of the natural diet of wild canines and felines, and fresh unprocessed organ meats provide superior nourishment to pet dogs and cats”

This, is why we RUV organ meats as treats.  Two in particular, are the Liver and Lungs.  Although unprocessed is best, we know that not every dog is keen on the raw texture.  So, we like the idea of boiling, baking and/or dehydrating.

Common sources for these delicacies include:

– Beef
– Bison – Milder in flavor than beef (lean protein)
– Chicken
– Duck – Novelty Protein (Good for dogs with Allergies/Sensitive to common meat)
– Lamb
– Pork – Low in Sodium
– Rabbit – Novelty Protein (Good for dogs with Allergies/Sensitive to common meat)
– Turkey – Low in Sodium
– Venison – Novelty Protein (Good for dogs with Allergies/Sensitive to common meat)

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Sample some Venison Liver – thaMUNCHbox.com!

Both Liver and Lung are wonderful sources of…

– Protein
– Fat
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B Complex (B6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid)
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin K
– Fatty Acids (Omega 3 + 6)
– Essential Amino Acids
– Iron
– Zinc
– Manganese
– Folate
– Phosphorus
– Copper
– Selenium

Note: Please be cautious when it comes to Liver treats.  High in vitamin A, this organ meat is not recommended if you plan on or are already giving a Vitamin A supplement; you want to be mindful of a Vitamin A overdose.

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kneeKAPS!

KRimmed with meat, this small, yet thick and strong bone has a taste of liquid smoke that will surely win you a drooling wink from your pooch.  The bone-joint from the hind leg of a cow, these bones are approximately 3″ long, weighing in at about 2.5oz.  Having a soft cartilage casing that will be consumed, the actual center bone is NOT intended for devouring, but rather for hours of gnawing action.  A great protein source, this treat is perfect for an aggressive chewer, promoting healthy teeth and gums. As with any bone, chew or treat, please monitor your dog and provide plenty of drinking water.  CHEWS WISELY, by making sure this bone is slightly bigger than your dogs mouth.

We’ve Got kneeKAPS!

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Green Tripe Sticks for Dogs | COMING SOON to tha MUNCHbox!

GGreen tripe is the unbleached, nutrient rich stomach lining of a grass-fed animal containing essential fatty acids and digestive juices important for your pet’s health.”  – PetKind  –

Made from All-Natural Beef Tripe, Green Tripe Sticks are preservative, additive and chemical free and contain essential fatty acids that are great for teeth, skin and coat.  These fully-digestible dog chews are safe and are a healthy alternative to rawhide.  Measuring approximately 5-7 inches in length, but varying in thickness, they are not only good for dogs of all life stages, but are also good for picky eaters and sensitive stomachs.

Although this chew is one of the healthiest and most nutritious, it may be wise to give as an outdoor treat, as the odor is not pleasant.

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Bull Pizzles |tha Exclusive Dog Chew!

BIf you don’t already know, Bull Pizzles (a.k.a Bully Sticks), are basically the private part (to put it nicely), of a bull/steer cow.

Made of pure fibrous muscle (a by-product), these chews are low in cholesterol + fat, yet, high in protein. Once cleaned and stretched, bull pizzles are twisted into some interesting and functional sizes, shapes and forms, varying slightly in thickness and color.

Not containing any chemicals, additives or hormones, these chews are great for all life stages (puppies, adults, seniors) and are easy to digest (great alternative to Rawhide).  Depending on the size of a Bull Pizzle and how aggressive a chewer your dog is, they can provide hours of chewing/gnawing entertainment, which is perfect for teeth cleaning; reducing tarter.  Our suggestion, the thicker and bigger the pizzle, the longer lasting it will be.

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tha Bully Pretzels are Great for Puppies!

If you are worried these chews are too fattening (high in calories), then just limit the amount given to your dog (remember, its a treat).  We like to compare these bad boys to Snicker’s Bars.  We personally wouldn’t eat 1 everyday, but once a week or even two weeks, isn’t that bad…right?

Quick Note: Treats should make up no more than 10 percent of your dog daily calories –

Additionally, similar to the Antlers, if your worried about the protein content upsetting your dog’s stomach, monitor the intake.  Allow your dog to chew between 1-2 inches and then take it away (Quick Note: Bull Pizzles can be freezed in a ziplock bag to keep them fresh).  If all is well, continue this process, but increase the intake each time (like giving sugar to your kids for the first time, at some point you start to know when enough, is enough).

Quick Note: Bully Bites are a good place to start (top picture), as they already come in 1-2 inch size sticks –

Afraid of being exposed to E-Coli or Salmonella Bacteria? Simply put, WASH YOUR HANDS (as with any raw meat)!

Looking to try a Bull Pizzle? Check Out thaMUNCHbox.com. Any question or concerns, please email us at thaMUNCHbox@gmail.com.

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