Himalayan Dog Chews - Medium Pack (2.5 oz.)
This medium sized, all natural dog treat is the perfect way to entertain your pooch for an extended period of time! Your dog will just adore snacking on this little treat. And, at 100% digestible, you won't be stumbling upon chewed up bits throughout your house. This is the perfect treat for your dog.
What is a Himalayan Dog Chew?
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. It is now a great tasting, long lasting dog chew.
Protein 52.6%. Carbohydrates 30.3%. Fat 0.9%. Ash Food 6.0%. Moisture 10.2%.
Yak and cow milk. Salt and lime juice.
What makes Himalayan Dog Chews so special?
Dogs must work the end of the treat for hours, softening it with their mouth 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. When you give this chew to your dog, you know that you are providing them with hours of high quality eating entertainment. Unlike rawhides, these chews are 100% digestible.
Isn't milk supposed to be bad for dogs? Milk in its raw form is what is difficult for dogs to digest. Once it is made into cheese, the cooking process actually alters the protein making it more easily digested. In addition, this product is extremely hard and long lasting, and so the amount of dairy that the dog consumes at one time is limited. Generally speaking, about 10% of the dogs that try these experiences an initial loose stool or gas that is quickly resolved. There has never been a problem with repeated or lasting GI issues.
Isn't salt/sodium supposed to be bad for dogs? 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.
Is the cheese fattening for dogs? The fat content is less than 1% of the whole product. But like any treat/chew, make sure you dog is not just eating these and is eating their dog food as well.
Are these fair trade? Yes, currently, the himalayan dog chew's Beyond Fair Trade policy is contributing to the economic development of the world's second poorest nation in Nepal. They are purchased directly from the farmers and help them make that extra money in one year, that they would not be able to make in five years.
Where are the chew manufactured? The hard cheeses are collected from rural community co-ops in the Himalayans (currently Eastern Nepal and West Bengla in India), which are then made using traditional methods for human (and dog) consumption.
What size should I give my dog? No size is too big and you can always give larger chews to smaller dogs without any problem. Generally speaking the small size is intended for dogs under 20lbs, medium for dogs 20-55lbs, and large for dogs bigger than 55lbs. If you have a voracious chewer, your dog should be given the largest size available and observed during the initial 15 minutes after the dog is introduced to the product. If it appears as though the dog is going to inhale the entire product before those 15 minutes are up, you should take the toy away and reintroduce it at a later time.
Posted by Joe & Tracie on Aug 29th 2011
ours came broken in half - it was ok, though -made 2 pieces per dog instead of 1. I thought it may be harder for them to chew being this small, but it wasn't. The dogs loved them - chewed them up pretty good - lasted two sittings (1st half) - second half, same thing. (About an hour each sitting.)
My dogs are powerful chewers, I guess - they went to town on this thing! I plan to get the bigger size next time. They seem to love it, and I like that it's fully digestible.