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.
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!