What is it?
In the Himalayas, the chew comes from an ancient recipe that is used by the locals to create a long-lasting snack that they can slowly work in their mouths while they are working in the fields. The chews are made by boiling yak and cow milk and then dried for several weeks to create a hard chew. This is a very long lasting dog chew. Dogs must work the end of the treat for hours, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly scraped off. It is 100% natural with no preservatives. It is an authentic type of cheese eaten by the people of the Himalayas.
The Himalayan Dog Chew is a near perfect dog chew - It is digestible, long lasting, hard but not too hard, doesn't have much of an odor, all natural, healthy and non-staining. When it is being chewed it smells a bit like smoked cheese. Chews can last for hours with most dogs.
This is a fair trade item created by co-ops in Nepal. The cows and yaks graze on open grasslands or are brought fresh cut grass by their families, and are never given hormones, antibiotics, or other chemicals. The chews are distributed and packaged in the USA. The product are tested in U.S. laboratories for its content, including harmful bacteria and potential for bacterial growth over time.
What if your dog gulps down big or sharp pieces?
In the 6 years using this with dogs, the manufacturers have seen many different dogs gulp down every size of chew imaginable. The chews are fully digestible, but please use common sense and supervise your dog with this and any chew. Of course, any voracious chewer should probably be given the largest available and definitely be observed during the initial 15 minutes after the dog is introduced to the new product. If it appears as though the dog is going to inhale the entire product before those 15 minutes are up, then it should be taken away and reintroduced at a later time. In fact we would recommend that all dogs be watched at least for 15 minutes after being given any new product..
Sizing of Himalayan Dog Chews
Dogs say "bigger is better"! You can always give larger chews to smaller dogs without any problem.
Small: 3-5 pieces, 3.5 oz. Approximately 3" long and 1/2" thick. Best for dogs under 15 lbs.
Medium:1 piece, 2.5 oz. Approximately 4.5" long and 3/4" thick. Best for dogs under 40 lbs.
Large: 1 piece, 3.5 oz. Approximately 4.5" long and from 3/4 to 1" thick. Best for dogs 20 lbs and up (or strong chewing small dogs).
Jumbo: 1 piece, 7.5 oz. Approximately 5.5" long and from 3/4 to 1" thick. Best for dogs over 20lbs or more aggressive chewers.