The latest fad in doggy treats is Crunchkins, a unique line of pet greeting cards. Developed by a veterinarian with 25 years of experience, Crunchkins are flat panels of 100% natural rawhide decorated with non-toxic ink.
“We started Crunchkins in 2002,” said founder Stephen Hoy. “We started the company after noticing that quite a few of our clients were mailing paper postcards to their pets while they were away. They would send a card and ask us to read it to the dog and, maybe hug the pet or give them a treat. So I thought–why not make an edible card for the dog instead?”**
Though Crunchkins have been available for several years in specialty shops, independent pet stores, and mail-order catalogs, they have recently enjoyed a boost in popularity, great news for treat-hungry pups!
Named the “Best New Seasonal Item” at the 2008 Successful Selling Show, Crunchkins offers a line of holiday cards, as well as cards for “everyday” use. Pet products do not seem affected by the declining economy; Americans continue to pamper their furry loved ones. Now, along with birthday gifts and Christmas gifts, thanks to Crunchkins, pet owners can find just the right greeting card to mark any occasion for the special pups in their lives.
According to the website, http://www.crunchkins.com, “Crunch cards” promotes themselves as a patented line of edible cards for pets, specifically dogs. They do, however, have a similar product for cats: “Purr-fect Greetings,” a patent pending line of greeting cards for cats featuring catnip rather than rawhide.
Depending upon where purchased, Crunchkins retail for anywhere from $2.50 to $8.00 each. To find out where you can purchase a Crunchkins, log onto http://www.crunchkins.com, or to purchase directly log onto http://www.PetLuvExpress.com.
** From “Canine cards turn retailer’s best friend”
Drug Store News, Feb 11, 2008 by Michael Johnsen