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Hello, Kate again.  This time I want to let you all in on a little secret; the cure for doggie boredom!

The Himalayan dog chews are longer lasting than bully sticks, although we have no complaints on bullies from this household!  These chews are also great for teeth cleaning, as chewing helps remove plaque and tartar from teeth. Most dog absolutely LOVE them and they have even been known to carry the nickname “Doggie Crack”!

 

I buy Remington the medium sized Himalayan Chew and can expect it to last at least a week, but typically longer.  The only thing Remington loves more than chewing Himalayans is hiding them.  He enjoys moving it around from couch cushions, to under my pillow, even to our basket of dirty laundry!  Clearly, he is determined to never let us find it and take it away from him, ever!

What is a Himalayan Chew?  Let’s start with this: a 99% fat free, 100%  natural, no preservative dog chew.  It only has 4 ingredients: yak milk, cow milk, salt and lime juice.

 

Yaks and cows in the Himalayas are milked everyday.  The milk is boiled for 4-5 hours and poured into a centrifuge device, which removes the fat.   Lime juice and salt are added to speed up the coagulation process.  Burlap sacs and warm water are then used to cleanse the milk of whey and any hints of salt and lime juice.  The solids in the burlap sacs are then squeezed for 3 weeks to remove all but 5% moisture.  The cake is then cut to size and hung by rope to cook in the sun for 2-3 months.  The cooking process removes most, if not all lactose, so it is easily digested.

 

My only concern has been when he gets it chewed down to that tiny nub that I always feared he might swallow whole.  In the past I would just throw this piece away; but not anymore!

 

Did you know that you can microwave those little pieces to soften and expand up to 3-5 times its size?!  I just had to try it myself, so I microwaved a piece for 1 minute.

Above is the before and after.  Remington anxiously waited at my side through this process and photo shoot.  Of course he was rewarded for his patience!

 

If your dog loves these puffed Himalayans, pick up a bag of the newly released Yaky Nuggets and Yaky Puffs.  The Nuggets are the ends of chews, ready to be popped in the microwave.  The Puffs are already nuked for your dog to enjoy!

 

The original Himalayan Dog Chews come in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large, and we have them all at both store locations, as well as online.

1 COMMENT
Trish Shoemaker
May 29, 2012
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I have a westie and he ,Louie, loves bullies but when I gave him a Himalayan he went wild over it. First running allover the house trying to find a place to hide it. Then it took him days to chew it up. It was the best decision I ever made. A bully stick does not last a long as a Himalayan does.Louie definitely enjoys them and I will buy more for him!!!

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