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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.

tha MUNCHbox!

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!

 

ZiwiPeak | Our Passion is Natural Nutrition!

Why Do We, at thaMUNCHbox, Love ZiwiPeak?


Using a unique, gentle air-drying process (preserves the goodness of raw meat, organs and fish), ZiwiPeak uses natural, fresh venison, lamb, beef, shellfish and seafood; all sourced from NEW ZEALAND.  Adding nothing but essential vitamins and minerals, there are NO sugars, salt, glycerines, antibiotics, hormones, preservatives, colourings, fillers, grains or potatoes (carbohydrates).  ZiwiPeak products are also GMO-free, with no ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT and no propylene glycol; the cans use BPA-free food lining.

YUP! Limited, Simple Ingredients…which we LOVE!

In terms of their Philosophy, ZiwiPeak is dedicated to using the finest ingredients, matching a WILD PREY DIET to provide for long-term health and well-being.  ZiwiPeak believes excellent nutrition is vital to pets; the key to providing the best diet possible is a deep understanding of what a dog or cat requires – how its digestive system functions.

Although this brand is a little more expensive than other products (certainly more expensive than those using artificial/filler ingredients), the difference shows in pet health and longevity.  To ZiwiPeak, It’s NOT about cutting corners, It’s about building trust between themselves and their customers, and between their customers and their pets.

WOW!

Check Out these 10 reason as to WHY you should consider ZiwiPeak!

It is recommended that PROTEIN CONTENT in your pet’s Canned/Kibble food be OVER 30%.  ZiwiPeak definitely meets these standards, with some of their products containing Protein Content reaching in the mid 50%.

If you are not quite ready to dive into feeding your dog/cat Raw dog food, check out ZiwiPeak.  This Brand provides a wonderful  Balance of convenience and Healthy Natural Nutrition.

tha MUNCHbox came upon this Pawsome Company while admiring their Deer Shank dog Chew…

MUNCH love!

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Yöghund | tha Dog Ice Cream!

YWith 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 Yoghund
– Boarding, Daycare, Dog Parks
– Traveling
– 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!

MUNCH Love!

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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V for Venison Hiccups!

We thought long and hard about making this post about VEGGIES, but instead, have decided to show off the CRUNCHY Venison Hiccups!

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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.

MUNCH love!

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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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