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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.
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.
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!
With 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
– Boarding, Daycare, Dog Parks
– 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!
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!
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.
We thought long and hard about making this post about VEGGIES, but instead, have decided to show off the CRUNCHY Venison Hiccups!
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.
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!
P.S. What are your thoughts on Rawhide?