Dog Chews

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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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!

 

Who’s MUNCHIN’?!

Guess What?!

We’ve made a WHO’s MUNCHIN page on our website!

This is a small way of saying THANK YOU MUNCH to our supporters. I guess you can also call this page…OUR TESTIMONIALS.

As a New Business, we definitely understand the value of, not just customers, but loyal and supportive customers and as our first year continues, we definitely hope to grow in
a POSITIVE way.  Valuing Abundant Service to our customers, we Promise Patience and hope that in return, you will be Patient with us.  Devoted to our MISSION + VALUES, we strive to provide nothing but tha BEST and we know that, tha BEST, in some cases, requires time (finding the right chews, treats + bones…doing our research).

To see all of our COOL DOGGIES who’ve GOT tha MUNCHIES!

Check-Out our WHO’s MUNCHIN’ page at thaMUNCHbox.com!

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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!

We Would Love to Hear from Ya!

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Himalayan Chews | tha Dog Cheese!

“Himalayan Dog Chew comes from an ancient recipe of the people of the Himalayas.  In the mountains at more than 15,000 feet, it is made using traditional methods with Yak and Cow Milk and all natural products and no chemicals or preservatives {No additives – 100% Authentic}” 
Yak and Himalayan Dog Chew

Collected from rural community co-ops of the Himalayas in Eastern Nepal and the Mountains of West Bengal in India, Himalayan Dog Chews are made from Cows and Yaks raised in sheds, where no modern equipment or techniques are used in milking the animals.  Never introduced to hormones, prophylactic antibiotics, or other chemicals, these animals graze on open grasslands and are considered to be sacred life-givers.

Using a traditional method for human consumption, the Yak and Cow Milk is turned into hard cheese, which becomes a chew as hard as a regular bone, but softens after licking and/or gnawing for several minutes.  Recommended to keep in dry conditions, with an expiration date of approx. 4 years from the date of opening, these chews may give Antlers a run for their money.

Isn’t Milk, hence Cheese bad for dogs?

On the contrary, “positive reward-based obedience trainings often encourage the use of small pieces of cheese as motivators for behavior.”  Moreover, milk in its raw form is what’s difficult for dogs to digest. Yet, once it is made into cheese, the cooking process alters the protein making it more easily digestible… In actuality, most or all lactose is removed. The final product has little or no lactose to contribute towards the intollerance among dogs.

Worried about the salt and fat content?

The fat content is less than 1% of the whole product of Himalayan Dog Chew.

The amount of salt included in the creation of these chews is negligible. It is included by the people as a flavor enhancer, not for the flavor itself.

Wanna sample tha Dog Cheese? Check-out tha Yaky Puffs Popcorn + tha 6” Yaky Stick (thin layer of tha Dog Cheese wrapped around a Bull Pizzle) at thaMUNCHbox.com.  If you are looking to try the long lasting Himalayan Dog Chew in a MUNCHbox, we are hoping to get these in shortly, so please, keep checking tha website. Or, just go to HimalayanDogChew.com.

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