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SMELLY TREAT SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!

dog-and-kong-by-oakleyoriginals-thumb-272x300-12718The other day we read this awesome post on GopetFriendlyblog.com called Train Your Dog To Be A Good Dining Companion!

One of the tips they gave, that we think is a PLUS, is to set your dog up for success, by keeping your dog busy, so he is not tuned in to what’s happening around him:

“While you’re eating, why not feed your dog at the same time? By packing his meal into a stuffed Kong, not only will your dog be occupied, but he’ll learn that eating out is very rewarding. And, be sure to hold a few special treats back to reward your dog for not reacting if something that would normally set him off should happen.”

Although we understand that a stuffed Kong is a safe and considerate way to occupy your dog when dining out.  We also say, bring out the SMELLY + MESSY STUFF!

If the idea is to keep your pooch busy and distracted, then why not give them what they LOVE, smelly things! And, they obviously don’t mind getting messy.

If you live in an area with seasons, then you should know that it’s time to STOP depriving your dog of the GOOD STUFF…

…because YOU don’t want to deal with the yucky smell or clean-up in your home…

And to start allowing your pooch to MUNCH down on a STINKY FILLED HOOF or a CHEWY MOOOO TUBE, with plenty of fresh drinking water by his side.

SUMMER is ALMOST in FULL EFFECT!

 

 

 

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What Sets Us Apart? | Product Selection!

One of our values, is simple, healthy ingredients.  If you didn’t recognize this trend during the April A-to-Z blog Challenge (we blogged about Chew, Treats + Bones), no worries, we have made a category for this topic to browse though.  You can also check out the category, Chews, Treats + Bones…Oh My!

You see, we like and understand the idea of sticking to the canine (and feline) natural diet.  Yes, we know these beautiful domestic creatures have adapted over time, but we still think the  basics are crucial and necessary.  What do we mean by that?  Well, one of the things that a canine must have in their diet is…PROTEIN!  And we don’t mean the inappropriate protein from a veggie or plant source, we mean MEAT PROTEIN!  So although a our furry companions are not able to eat fresh killed meat, straight form the forest like their ancestors, we are able to provide them with other sources of meat protein, like Chicken, beef, Fish, Lamb (etc.).

On the other hand, one of the things that is NOT a crucial and necessary dietary need for a canine (or even a feline), is CARBS…even GRAINS (processed).

“the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract of carnivores-like lions, wolves, dogs, or cats-has not adapted in a way that allows the system of these animals to contend with processed grains.  Why then are those grains major ingredients in many pet foods?”             – The Royal Treatment –

Causes of the unhealthy pet epidemic, plaguing the life span of our pets (check out SlimDoggy’s Blog post Dog Life Spans), CARBS + GRAINS (processed) will be very scarce when sniffing around tha MUNCHbox.  When we say we value simple, healthy ingredients, we mean we focus on products that are essential and beneficial to our canine (and feline) diet. As mentioned, MEAT PROTEIN is key, so you will definitely find many shapes and forms of different meat proteins (like liver, lung + hearts), amongst our products.

Did you know that wild carnivores obtain fiber from the prey they eat.  Fiber which comes from fur, nails, fins, cartilage, hooves, feathers, teeth (etc.).  Although tha MUNCHbox doesn’t have any fur or feathers in stock (at least not at the moment), we certainly have HOOVES and TENDONS.  We also have SWEET PAWTATO CHIPS, which isn’t a “wild” fiber, but one our furry companions have adapted to.

Now, we know the issue of whether or not BONES should be consumed is a touchy subject.  But, we agree with the fact that bones serve as a natural toothbrush, great for canine dental hygiene.  I’d rather offer bones to gnaw on and tendons to chew on versus spending money on a toothbrush and nasty toothpaste (or even GREENIES), that doesn’t really do the job it’s suppose to do.

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So in all, will you find the typical packaged Chews, Treats and Bones sold in a pet store like Petco and PetSmart amongst tha MUNCHbox products?

As previously mentioned, we focus on simple, healthy ingredient…limited ingredient Chews, Treats and Bones.  We like these products to be pure, all natural, slow roasted and dehydrated.  We don’t like carbs, processed grains, non-meat proteins, fillers, additives, or non-natural preservatives.

If you are all about yummy, healthy Chews, Treats and Bones for your canine (some of our products are feline approved), Check-Out thaMUNCHbox.com!

 

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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Skinz | Catfish, Cod + Salmon

Many are unaware of the nutritious benefits fish can bring to a dogs’ diet.  Sure, it may make them fart a bit more than usual, but isn’t that…well, healthy?

A great substitute for dogs with common protein allergies (beef, chicken, lamb), a diet with tasty FISH has been proven to:

1.) Bolster a Healthy Skin and Coat (Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids)
2.) Improve Digestion (Lean Protein)
3.) Perk-Up Joint Mobility (Anti-inflammatory – Great for Senior Dogs)
4.) Help in the Development of Vision and Brain Function (DHA/EPA – Great for Puppies)
5.) Boost Immune System (Natural Vitamins/Minerals)
6.) Prevent Cardiovascular/Heart Disease (Low in Saturated Fats and Meaningless Calories)

Like the zest of a lemon, the SKINS of FISH are are a nice way to reward your dog with healthy properties, without the risk of weight gain and/or a protein overload.  Best fed cooked, check out these dehydrated Cod Skins, Catfish Skins and Salmon Skins at thaMUNCHbox.com.

MUNCH love!

Note: We ALMOST forgot to tell you that these treats have been CAT APPROVED!

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Questions + Answers | tha MUNCHbox!

QGot Any Questions for tha MUNCHbox?!

Just Click on the tab, askMUNCH, to view a list of Common Questions and Answers.  If you don’ see your Question listed or if you have a Concern, just click contactMUNCH to send an EMail: thaMUNCHbox@gmail.com.

 You should also check out aboutMUNCH to learn more about us.

Either way, Give Us a Bark!

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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!

MUNCH love!

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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!

MUNCH love