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10 ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY Treats…for Dogs!

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We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER! Let me repeat that again… We CANNOT WAIT until SUMMER!

Especially since there are so many Healthy, Easy-Peezy, ICE-CUBE-CRUNCHY treats to make for dogs. Not only are these treats good for the general issue of teething puppies or for keeping your dog cool in the summer (blah, blah, blah), but they are also great for us, tha humans to CRUNCH on.

Whether you are looking to cube-freeze pieces of apple in chicken broth, baby food, low sugar juice, or a blended smoothie, get inspired by checking out these 10 RAWRSOME recipes:

Smiley Banana Frosty’s by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Peanut Butter + Yogurt Hearts by 17 Apart

Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Honey + Banana Treats by Today’s Mama

Chicken Broth Dog Treats by Irresistible Pets

Strawberry, Blueberry + Yogurt Treats by Doggy Dessert Chef

Red + Blue Popsicles by Sugar the Golden Retriever

Frozen Apple Bites by Kelsey Difani

Triple Berry Treats by Pitlandia

Pumpkin Bones by My Dog’s Breakfast

Strawberry + Coconut Milk Skulls by Doggy Dessert Chef

Also, Check Out FreezyPups.com – Delicious Frozen Treats for Dogs!  We love their cute Bone-shaped ice cube trays and the ingredients in their Organic refill packets sound YUMMY!

MUNCH love!

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Green Tripe Sticks for Dogs | COMING SOON to tha MUNCHbox!

GGreen tripe is the unbleached, nutrient rich stomach lining of a grass-fed animal containing essential fatty acids and digestive juices important for your pet’s health.”  – PetKind  –

Made from All-Natural Beef Tripe, Green Tripe Sticks are preservative, additive and chemical free and contain essential fatty acids that are great for teeth, skin and coat.  These fully-digestible dog chews are safe and are a healthy alternative to rawhide.  Measuring approximately 5-7 inches in length, but varying in thickness, they are not only good for dogs of all life stages, but are also good for picky eaters and sensitive stomachs.

Although this chew is one of the healthiest and most nutritious, it may be wise to give as an outdoor treat, as the odor is not pleasant.

MUNCH love!

Crocodile Bones for Dogs!

An All-Natural, Single Ingredient Dog Treat, Crocodile Bones are Healthy + Great for 5 main reasons:

1.) Chewing/Gnawing action prevents tarter buildup and promote healthy teeth and gums

2.) Natural source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin – lubricate joints and support overall joint health/Mobility

3.) High in Antioxidants – Boosting the Immune System to fight Aging + Cancer CrocBones

4.) A Source of Omega 3 + 6 Fatty Acids – Stimulating a Healthy Skin + Coat

5.) No preservatives, antibiotics or hormones

A bit on the greasy side, Croc Bones are sturdy, yet similar in bone density to duck feet, making them fully and easily digestible.  A fist size, packed with a punch of protein (greater than Chicken), this single ingredient bone is low in fat, making it a great alternative to Pork and/or Beef.

To try an ALL-NATURAL, AUSTRALIAN CROCODILE BONE, Check Out: thaMUNCHbox.com!

A pack can be purchased from Barkworthies.com.

MUNCH Love!

 


Note: As with any bone or unfamiliar protein source, please MONITOR your dog and provide plenty of drinking water. 

 

Bull Pizzles |tha Exclusive Dog Chew!

BIf you don’t already know, Bull Pizzles (a.k.a Bully Sticks), are basically the private part (to put it nicely), of a bull/steer cow.

Made of pure fibrous muscle (a by-product), these chews are low in cholesterol + fat, yet, high in protein. Once cleaned and stretched, bull pizzles are twisted into some interesting and functional sizes, shapes and forms, varying slightly in thickness and color.

Not containing any chemicals, additives or hormones, these chews are great for all life stages (puppies, adults, seniors) and are easy to digest (great alternative to Rawhide).  Depending on the size of a Bull Pizzle and how aggressive a chewer your dog is, they can provide hours of chewing/gnawing entertainment, which is perfect for teeth cleaning; reducing tarter.  Our suggestion, the thicker and bigger the pizzle, the longer lasting it will be.

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tha Bully Pretzels are Great for Puppies!

If you are worried these chews are too fattening (high in calories), then just limit the amount given to your dog (remember, its a treat).  We like to compare these bad boys to Snicker’s Bars.  We personally wouldn’t eat 1 everyday, but once a week or even two weeks, isn’t that bad…right?

Quick Note: Treats should make up no more than 10 percent of your dog daily calories –

Additionally, similar to the Antlers, if your worried about the protein content upsetting your dog’s stomach, monitor the intake.  Allow your dog to chew between 1-2 inches and then take it away (Quick Note: Bull Pizzles can be freezed in a ziplock bag to keep them fresh).  If all is well, continue this process, but increase the intake each time (like giving sugar to your kids for the first time, at some point you start to know when enough, is enough).

Quick Note: Bully Bites are a good place to start (top picture), as they already come in 1-2 inch size sticks –

Afraid of being exposed to E-Coli or Salmonella Bacteria? Simply put, WASH YOUR HANDS (as with any raw meat)!

Looking to try a Bull Pizzle? Check Out thaMUNCHbox.com. Any question or concerns, please email us at thaMUNCHbox@gmail.com.

MUNCH Love!

6 Antioxidants GOOD for Your Dog!

What are Antioxidants? Well, according to one definition, it is a substance that inhibits oxidation {combine or become combined chemically with oxygen}, which in turn, helps the immune system fight cancer and aging, by neutralizing free radicals.


Include, but are not limited to:

1. Beta-Carotene – A precursor of vitamin A {retinol} which is awesome for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, good eye health + vision.

2. Vitamin C – Also known as Ascorbic Acid, this vitamin is needed to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, + blood vessels, assisting in the absorption of iron.

3. Vitamin E – Apart from strengthening the cardiovascular system, vitamin E has the ability to strengthen tissue +  act as an anti-inflammatory effect on skin disorders; assisting with redness and itchiness due to allergies.

4. Selenium – Found to have anti-cancerous properties, this antioxidant is also a preventive for inflammatory bowel disease, seizures, heart disease + rheumatoid arthritis {hip/joint issues}.

5. Alpha Lipoic Acid – Big on restoring numerous biological functions that diminish with age {very good for older dogs}. Especially beneficial in preventing cataracts.

6. Polyphenols – Antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties, help to improve heart health + contain anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic properties,

These antioxidants can be found in fresh carrots, sweet potato, blueberries, pumpkin, kelp, ground flaxseed, yucca, cranberries, spinach, broccoli, apples, bananas + asparagus…the list can go on.  So, don’t be afraid to add some fruit + veggies to your dogs diet {FRUIT SALAD}. Eating these types of foods can not only keep your dog from getting sick, but they can help your dog look + feel GOOD!

Check out some pure dehydrated sweet potato for your dog at thaMUNCHbox.com, they taste superb {yes, i have tried them}!