Dog Nirvana

We first launched the all-natural Himalayan Dog Chews because of their rave reviews—not just from hounds, but from their owners, too. What started as a company producing a four-ingredient dog treat (yak milk, cow milk, salt, and lime juice) has grown into other healthy, dog-centered snacks. The Himalayan chews are dense, so it can take hours for a dog to finish one. And they pack a nutritional punch: more than 50% protein, almost no fat, and they’re completely digestible. The recipe for these chews comes from a dried cheese that nomadic Mongolian, Tibetan, and Nepalese people have eaten as a high protein snack for centuries. Sujan Shrestha, a Nepalese entrepreneur, along with his brothers and some friends, modified the recipe with dogs in mind. Now they hand make a variety of all-natural treats in the U.S., at their Washington State farm. With no preservatives and no additives, you and your pup will be pleased.

Himalayan

Dog Treats

Dog Nirvana

We first launched the all-natural Himalayan Dog Chews because of their rave reviews—not just from hounds, but from their owners, too. What started as a company producing a four-ingredient dog treat (yak milk, cow milk, salt, and lime juice) has grown into other healthy, dog-centered snacks. The Himalayan chews are dense, so it can take hours for a dog to finish one. And they pack a nutritional punch: more than 50% protein, almost no fat, and they’re completely digestible. The recipe for these chews comes from a dried cheese that nomadic Mongolian, Tibetan, and Nepalese people have eaten as a high protein snack for centuries. Sujan Shrestha, a Nepalese entrepreneur, along with his brothers and some friends, modified the recipe with dogs in mind. Now they hand make a variety of all-natural treats in the U.S., at their Washington State farm. With no preservatives and no additives, you and your pup will be pleased.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sujan
    Sujan

    Hi Everyone. My name is Sujan and I am from Nepal. Today, I am so glad to participate in a love affair between the Himalayan Dog Chew and the Daily Grommet, that we had not anticipated even in our wildest dreams. It just so happened that the chews that we (the humans) love back home, is so loved by our American Dogs, that we had to submit to their demands. Well, at least they were the first to get the taste of this fantastic chews that people of Nepal had been fighting to keep it away from them for over 500 years. It is now available to you and your beloved four-legged friends.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/15/2010 1:35 PM

    Sujan, you made the chews sound delicious and I love their history! I don't think I would mind gnawing on a stick that tasted like parmesan cheese either, I can see why dogs would love them!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 2:34 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: Hi Katherine, As a matter, there are several customers who actually share the Himalayan Dog Chew with their dogs. Before giving it to dogs, a small piece in cube size is cut and saved for themselves. The best way to do it is by putting the chew in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes (depending on the size of the chew) that softens it, then use a kitchen knife to get that clean cut of the desired size - usually 1/4 inch cube. Once the chew is dried for at least 2-3 hours, it is ready to be chewed by both. For the original hardness for the dogs, I suggest to dry for 24 hours. This is probably the the only product in the world, that both can consume at its original form. But I should warn you to not try to bite the chew. Just use it like a candy, and plan to spend over several hours. Well, we at the Himalayan Dog Chew love it and suckle them all the time. The only problem is that our breath starts to smell like cheese, after a few hours!!!

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Grommet Team
    11/15/2010 2:42 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: I did try it (although didn't think of boiling to make soft, I used a hammer) and it doesn't taste like parm cheese :) It's not bad however. Maybe not something I might eat every day but I would definitely put in my pack when I go camping or hiking.

  • Kathy Pearlman
    Kathy Pearlman
    11/15/2010 3:52 PM

    Would a cat like it, y'think?

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:11 PM

    @Kathy Pearlman: There are a few customers whom I have met in person, who said that they have given to their cats. We do not really have a definite answer to whether they like it. I have given the chews to my friends' cats but they all have ignored after licking and trying to bite it a few times. Our research team have been trying to make a little softer chews for the cats, using the same ingredients. We should be able to see Himalayan Cat Chews in the near future.

  • alison
    alison
    7/20/2011 12:49 PM

    @Sujan K Shrestha: I would certainly be interested in the cat chews!

  • Julia
    Julia
    11/15/2010 4:13 PM

    This is the perfect stocking stuffer for your dog and a great gift for all the dog lovers in your life!

    My partner balked at the price when we first discovered these chews because our dogs can make quick work of most things we give them to chew. So he only bought one, and we both promptly decided that these are the best dog chews ever. We still feed raw bones which the dogs crunch and eat, but who wants raw bones on her couch or floor? This treat can end up anywhere in your house, and it won't stain or smell.

    @Kathy, my cats have seen these around the house and have ignored them. I'd dare say that these chews would crack a cat's teeth. They are very, very hard. My 100-pound dog (a Tibetan Mastiff I adopted from the pound) takes days to get through the large size. I let him chew a few hours and then take it away from him and give it back the next day for a while so that he doesn't spend the entire day focused only on his Himalayan Chew!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:11 PM

    @Julia: Hi. Thank you for a great comment. Just to add to your point: Usually big dog like yours tend to swallow the last remaining small cube of chew, after chewing them. Rather than discarding those small chews, it can be boiled to soften the chew, and use a knife to cut them into tiny bits that can used in their food for them to consume it. Since HDC is a great source of protein, it will just add nutrition to their regular food.

  • Amber
    Amber
    11/15/2010 4:29 PM

    Is the chew stick ok for Diabetic dogs? Also, is the salt b/c you need a preservative? Otherwise, why add it? Thanks in advance for response :)

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:12 PM

    @Amber: Hi. There are many customers who have diabetic dogs and some with renal problems as well, that have fared well with the Himalayan Dog Chew. However, we always ask our customers to consult with the Vet before letting them consume the HDC. We use about 10 mg of salt per 100 gallons of milk to speed up the coagulation process. Once the milk is coagulated, the solids are cleaned thoroughly several times before they are subjected to squeeze-process. By the time, the final product is make, there is negligible amount of salt. In the last test, the lab found average of less than 5 ppm of salt in the HDC, which is considered negligible and does not affect the nutritional value of salt intake in dogs. But like I said earlier, if the dogs have any health issues or concerns, it is always great to consult with a Vet.

  • Julie
    Julie
    11/15/2010 6:46 PM

    Hi there...these treats sound yummy. I have a 6 lb dog, who won't get any bigger. Are these treats ok for dogs this small?

    JB

  • Sujan K Shrestha
    Sujan K Shrestha
    11/15/2010 7:06 PM

    @Julie: Hi. Yes, these treats are fantastics for all sized dogs. However, even the smallest chews that we package in the Small Dog Pack could be too big for the 6 pounder. I suggest putting the chew in boiling water for 15 minutes to soften up, and use a kitchen knife to slice to smaller chewable size. Please make sure to dry for at least 2 hours to harden; 24 hours for extra hardness. Thank you.

  • Joan
    Joan
    12/11/2010 3:40 PM

    I would like to know what are the sizes in the multi-pack totaling 11.5 oz ? I have a couple of dogs ranging in size from 75 to about 90 lbs.; what would be your recommendation as go what size to get; the large or ex-large?

    Thank you.

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    12/12/2010 3:48 PM

    @Joan. Hi, There are three different sized chew in the multi-pack. One is about 2.5-3.0 oz, the other is about 4-4.5oz oz and there is one that is at least 4.5 oz. The 75+ pounds may chew these quicker. The best ones would be the 6.0 oz XLarge. But, I know a few ones that takes several hours to chew the 3.5 oz large. Thank you.

  • JeffG
    JeffG
    1/26/2011 6:51 PM

    My wife was very excited about this product and had been asking me to order for our three dogs since seeing it on the DailyGrommet. I bought an XL, a Medium, and a pack of smalls (we have a Rottweiler mix, a Dachshund, and Chihuaha). They all love them. My only "problem" is that the Rott mix loved it so much, she finished it off in about 30minutes! Thanks for a great product that I feel confident my dogs love and is "good" for them.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/26/2011 7:05 PM

    @JeffG: Your Rott mix must have been in heaven! Thanks for stopping back and sharing.

  • PS
    PS
    3/7/2011 3:31 PM

    Our two dogs absolutely love these. One is a Rottweiler and the other is a Doberman. The Rottweiler has digestive issues so he cannot eat rawhide (that he loves). This is a great alternative!

    I got them the XL then downgraded to the L. I take these away after 30-45 minutes or they will be chewing it all day. Lasts about 2-3 weeks this way. Great item for large dogs that go through chewy treats very quickly.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/7/2011 3:45 PM

    @PS: It's great that you found something for your Rottweiler. That is smart to let them chew for awhile and then bring it back at a later point. I'm sure most dogs would not stop chewing until it is gone!

  • Janelle Batstone
    Janelle Batstone
    3/28/2011 9:25 AM

    Hi, I live in Australia and your product sounds exactly like the kind of chew I'm looking to get for my dogs (being natural with minimal ingredients (and no nasties) and particularly because no animal died to end up being a chew product!). Is there any way to buy in Australia or have it shipped here?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/28/2011 10:28 AM

    @Janelle Batstone: Welcome! I would suggest going to your local pet store, letting them know that these are exactly what pet owners are looking for and having them import them from Sujan.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    7/20/2011 12:16 PM

    A local gourmet pet store has these and I have given them to friend's dogs as gifts. One was not so sure of it, but he is a small dog and all I could get was a medium "bone". But the other went to a golden retriever who loved it! The are phenomenal! Now that I know you have all sizes it will be much easier when I send gifts!

    Will you always have these? Please say yes!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/20/2011 12:19 PM

    @Ellen: Yes, barring any unforeseen circumstances we will have them. We love these Himalayan dog chews, too!

  • Mariko
    Mariko
    7/20/2011 12:40 PM

    I gave my Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix a Himalayan dog chew at Christmas...she is still chewing/licking it. I wasn't sure if she would take to it at first. Initially she sniffed suspiciously but overcame her apprehension. Currently the chew is laying at the front door, waiting to be languorously devoured. It is the best edible treat I could ever purchase. It's sturdy, it doesn't leave stains or debris...It's wonderful.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    7/20/2011 12:52 PM

    My dog, Kismet, loves these! My only wish is that they would last longer - she powers through them in an hour or so.

  • Karen
    Karen
    10/25/2011 5:10 PM

    My 8 lb Chihuahua loves Himalayan chews. I am concerned about the noise when she is chewing, and she is aggressive! It sounds like she's breaking her teeth! Does anyone else notice this sound? Should I be boiling them to soften them some for her? It tkaes here 3 hrs +/- over 3 nights to finish one. I would like to continue giving her something that's good for her.

    Thank you!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    10/26/2011 3:28 PM

    @Karen: Hi Karen:

    Thank you for your concern. As a matter, our Boxer (and still) makes the same noise when he is chewing his Himalayan Dog Chew, scarier especially at night when the noise is louder. We were worried in the beginning as well, but his teeth are all intact. Softening the chew in boiling water may help, but the chew hardens again in about 30 minutes. We always suggest seeing a vet, if you observe any anomalies or have concern over any product, and we do not exclude Himalayan Dog Chew in this matter. All our Himalayan Dog Chew have the same hardness, so it totally depends on dogs' chewing habit in regards to your concern. One of the best way to check is to see if the noise is actually contributing to teeth-breakage. If so, please stop giving the Himalayan Dog Chew immediately.

  • Karen
    Karen
    10/26/2011 5:57 PM

    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I've heard so many bad things about other chews cracking teeth that I wasn't sure what to think. I don't know what else to give her that is safe. Chews are either way to hard/dangerous or they crunch right up in a matter of minutes. Again, thank you.

  • Becky
    Becky
    12/11/2011 12:02 AM

    I actually got these at my local pet store, I'm pretty sure they are the same ones because the package looks the same. I have a pomeranian (7 lbs) and a chihuahua/basenji mix (13 lbs). They both love the chews and so far have made little dent in them after a few weeks of chewing! The pom (Cody) prefers all his chewable items to be prechewed a little by another dog (ew!), I think it's easier for him, so after Jasper chews for a while he takes over - if he can! They are great for the lack of odor, no staining, and the lasting power!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/11/2011 12:42 AM

    @Becky: That's great that your dogs love these chews. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

  •  corinne
    corinne
    7/17/2012 12:53 PM

    Curious as to why the small chews cost more than the med.chews?

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    7/17/2012 1:06 PM

    @ corinne . Thank you for asking. The small dog chew package has 3-4 pieces totalling 3.5 Oz and are designed for up to 20 pounds dogs, while the medium dog chew package has 1 piece totalling 2.5 oz for 20-40 pounds dogs.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/17/2012 2:13 PM

    Hi Sujan, this question came in to our Customer Support team. I decided to post it here so that everyone could benefit from your response:

    "I know my Wheaton Terrier would love this. anything cheese!

    My question is, is it gooey? Will it get all over her beard and paws? She has long hair."

    Thanks!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    7/17/2012 2:25 PM

    @Katherine Klinger. Great question. The chew does not become gooey. When the dogs lick on the chew, as they are not able to bite it, the chew softens and the dogs have to scrape it by gnawing. At this time, the chew looks fibrous on the outside and does not become slimy.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/18/2012 1:32 AM

    Here's a great tip from the Himalayan Dog Chew Team when your dog is not that interested in the Chews:

    "Himalayan dog Chew is a very unique product. It has a tremendous amount of nutrition and retains all vitamins and minerals from the milk without containing any lactose hence every dog deserves the best chew on the market. However, some dogs do not have much interest in the product for the first time. Once they actually take a few licks, they then get the smokey flavor and smell.

    Even our test dogs "Eddy" the Siberian Husky and "Norge" the Norwegian Elk Hound did not have interest in Himalayan Dog Chews at first. As soon as we got them to actually take a few licks, they could not get enough!

    There are a few ways to entice your dogs to lick it. The first way is to spread a small layer of Peanut Butter (or your dogs favorite flavor) onto the chew because again the goal is to get them interested enough to take the first few licks.

    The second way is to soak the chew in Hot water for 10-15 minutes, let cool for about 5-10 minutes or until cool (but still soft)

    and give to them. This helps because it will make the smell come out a little differently and it will be soft so they will be able to scrape some cheese off without having to try very hard. Norge still likes the chews best a little softened."

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Himalayan

Dog Treats

Dog Nirvana

We first launched the all-natural Himalayan Dog Chews because of their rave reviews—not just from hounds, but from their owners, too. What started as a company producing a four-ingredient dog treat (yak milk, cow milk, salt, and lime juice) has grown into other healthy, dog-centered snacks.

The Himalayan chews are dense, so it can take hours for a dog to finish one. And they pack a nutritional punch: more than 50% protein, almost no fat, and they’re completely digestible.

The recipe for these chews comes from a
dried cheese that nomadic Mongolian, Tibetan, and Nepalese people have eaten as a high protein snack for centuries. Sujan Shrestha, a Nepalese entrepreneur, along with his brothers and some friends, modified the recipe with dogs in mind. Now they hand make a variety of all-natural treats in the U.S., at their Washington State farm. With no preservatives and no additives, you and your pup will be pleased. Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sujan
    Sujan

    Hi Everyone. My name is Sujan and I am from Nepal. Today, I am so glad to participate in a love affair between the Himalayan Dog Chew and the Daily Grommet, that we had not anticipated even in our wildest dreams. It just so happened that the chews that we (the humans) love back home, is so loved by our American Dogs, that we had to submit to their demands. Well, at least they were the first to get the taste of this fantastic chews that people of Nepal had been fighting to keep it away from them for over 500 years. It is now available to you and your beloved four-legged friends.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/15/2010 1:35 PM

    Sujan, you made the chews sound delicious and I love their history! I don't think I would mind gnawing on a stick that tasted like parmesan cheese either, I can see why dogs would love them!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 2:34 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: Hi Katherine, As a matter, there are several customers who actually share the Himalayan Dog Chew with their dogs. Before giving it to dogs, a small piece in cube size is cut and saved for themselves. The best way to do it is by putting the chew in boiling water for about 5-10 minutes (depending on the size of the chew) that softens it, then use a kitchen knife to get that clean cut of the desired size - usually 1/4 inch cube. Once the chew is dried for at least 2-3 hours, it is ready to be chewed by both. For the original hardness for the dogs, I suggest to dry for 24 hours. This is probably the the only product in the world, that both can consume at its original form. But I should warn you to not try to bite the chew. Just use it like a candy, and plan to spend over several hours. Well, we at the Himalayan Dog Chew love it and suckle them all the time. The only problem is that our breath starts to smell like cheese, after a few hours!!!

  • Anthony
    Anthony – Grommet Team
    11/15/2010 2:42 PM

    @Katherine Klinger: I did try it (although didn't think of boiling to make soft, I used a hammer) and it doesn't taste like parm cheese :) It's not bad however. Maybe not something I might eat every day but I would definitely put in my pack when I go camping or hiking.

  • Kathy Pearlman
    Kathy Pearlman
    11/15/2010 3:52 PM

    Would a cat like it, y'think?

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:11 PM

    @Kathy Pearlman: There are a few customers whom I have met in person, who said that they have given to their cats. We do not really have a definite answer to whether they like it. I have given the chews to my friends' cats but they all have ignored after licking and trying to bite it a few times. Our research team have been trying to make a little softer chews for the cats, using the same ingredients. We should be able to see Himalayan Cat Chews in the near future.

  • alison
    alison
    7/20/2011 12:49 PM

    @Sujan K Shrestha: I would certainly be interested in the cat chews!

  • Julia
    Julia
    11/15/2010 4:13 PM

    This is the perfect stocking stuffer for your dog and a great gift for all the dog lovers in your life!

    My partner balked at the price when we first discovered these chews because our dogs can make quick work of most things we give them to chew. So he only bought one, and we both promptly decided that these are the best dog chews ever. We still feed raw bones which the dogs crunch and eat, but who wants raw bones on her couch or floor? This treat can end up anywhere in your house, and it won't stain or smell.

    @Kathy, my cats have seen these around the house and have ignored them. I'd dare say that these chews would crack a cat's teeth. They are very, very hard. My 100-pound dog (a Tibetan Mastiff I adopted from the pound) takes days to get through the large size. I let him chew a few hours and then take it away from him and give it back the next day for a while so that he doesn't spend the entire day focused only on his Himalayan Chew!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:11 PM

    @Julia: Hi. Thank you for a great comment. Just to add to your point: Usually big dog like yours tend to swallow the last remaining small cube of chew, after chewing them. Rather than discarding those small chews, it can be boiled to soften the chew, and use a knife to cut them into tiny bits that can used in their food for them to consume it. Since HDC is a great source of protein, it will just add nutrition to their regular food.

  • Amber
    Amber
    11/15/2010 4:29 PM

    Is the chew stick ok for Diabetic dogs? Also, is the salt b/c you need a preservative? Otherwise, why add it? Thanks in advance for response :)

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    11/15/2010 5:12 PM

    @Amber: Hi. There are many customers who have diabetic dogs and some with renal problems as well, that have fared well with the Himalayan Dog Chew. However, we always ask our customers to consult with the Vet before letting them consume the HDC. We use about 10 mg of salt per 100 gallons of milk to speed up the coagulation process. Once the milk is coagulated, the solids are cleaned thoroughly several times before they are subjected to squeeze-process. By the time, the final product is make, there is negligible amount of salt. In the last test, the lab found average of less than 5 ppm of salt in the HDC, which is considered negligible and does not affect the nutritional value of salt intake in dogs. But like I said earlier, if the dogs have any health issues or concerns, it is always great to consult with a Vet.

  • Julie
    Julie
    11/15/2010 6:46 PM

    Hi there...these treats sound yummy. I have a 6 lb dog, who won't get any bigger. Are these treats ok for dogs this small?

    JB

  • Sujan K Shrestha
    Sujan K Shrestha
    11/15/2010 7:06 PM

    @Julie: Hi. Yes, these treats are fantastics for all sized dogs. However, even the smallest chews that we package in the Small Dog Pack could be too big for the 6 pounder. I suggest putting the chew in boiling water for 15 minutes to soften up, and use a kitchen knife to slice to smaller chewable size. Please make sure to dry for at least 2 hours to harden; 24 hours for extra hardness. Thank you.

  • Joan
    Joan
    12/11/2010 3:40 PM

    I would like to know what are the sizes in the multi-pack totaling 11.5 oz ? I have a couple of dogs ranging in size from 75 to about 90 lbs.; what would be your recommendation as go what size to get; the large or ex-large?

    Thank you.

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    12/12/2010 3:48 PM

    @Joan. Hi, There are three different sized chew in the multi-pack. One is about 2.5-3.0 oz, the other is about 4-4.5oz oz and there is one that is at least 4.5 oz. The 75+ pounds may chew these quicker. The best ones would be the 6.0 oz XLarge. But, I know a few ones that takes several hours to chew the 3.5 oz large. Thank you.

  • JeffG
    JeffG
    1/26/2011 6:51 PM

    My wife was very excited about this product and had been asking me to order for our three dogs since seeing it on the DailyGrommet. I bought an XL, a Medium, and a pack of smalls (we have a Rottweiler mix, a Dachshund, and Chihuaha). They all love them. My only "problem" is that the Rott mix loved it so much, she finished it off in about 30minutes! Thanks for a great product that I feel confident my dogs love and is "good" for them.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/26/2011 7:05 PM

    @JeffG: Your Rott mix must have been in heaven! Thanks for stopping back and sharing.

  • PS
    PS
    3/7/2011 3:31 PM

    Our two dogs absolutely love these. One is a Rottweiler and the other is a Doberman. The Rottweiler has digestive issues so he cannot eat rawhide (that he loves). This is a great alternative!

    I got them the XL then downgraded to the L. I take these away after 30-45 minutes or they will be chewing it all day. Lasts about 2-3 weeks this way. Great item for large dogs that go through chewy treats very quickly.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/7/2011 3:45 PM

    @PS: It's great that you found something for your Rottweiler. That is smart to let them chew for awhile and then bring it back at a later point. I'm sure most dogs would not stop chewing until it is gone!

  • Janelle Batstone
    Janelle Batstone
    3/28/2011 9:25 AM

    Hi, I live in Australia and your product sounds exactly like the kind of chew I'm looking to get for my dogs (being natural with minimal ingredients (and no nasties) and particularly because no animal died to end up being a chew product!). Is there any way to buy in Australia or have it shipped here?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/28/2011 10:28 AM

    @Janelle Batstone: Welcome! I would suggest going to your local pet store, letting them know that these are exactly what pet owners are looking for and having them import them from Sujan.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    7/20/2011 12:16 PM

    A local gourmet pet store has these and I have given them to friend's dogs as gifts. One was not so sure of it, but he is a small dog and all I could get was a medium "bone". But the other went to a golden retriever who loved it! The are phenomenal! Now that I know you have all sizes it will be much easier when I send gifts!

    Will you always have these? Please say yes!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/20/2011 12:19 PM

    @Ellen: Yes, barring any unforeseen circumstances we will have them. We love these Himalayan dog chews, too!

  • Mariko
    Mariko
    7/20/2011 12:40 PM

    I gave my Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix a Himalayan dog chew at Christmas...she is still chewing/licking it. I wasn't sure if she would take to it at first. Initially she sniffed suspiciously but overcame her apprehension. Currently the chew is laying at the front door, waiting to be languorously devoured. It is the best edible treat I could ever purchase. It's sturdy, it doesn't leave stains or debris...It's wonderful.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    7/20/2011 12:52 PM

    My dog, Kismet, loves these! My only wish is that they would last longer - she powers through them in an hour or so.

  • Karen
    Karen
    10/25/2011 5:10 PM

    My 8 lb Chihuahua loves Himalayan chews. I am concerned about the noise when she is chewing, and she is aggressive! It sounds like she's breaking her teeth! Does anyone else notice this sound? Should I be boiling them to soften them some for her? It tkaes here 3 hrs +/- over 3 nights to finish one. I would like to continue giving her something that's good for her.

    Thank you!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    10/26/2011 3:28 PM

    @Karen: Hi Karen:

    Thank you for your concern. As a matter, our Boxer (and still) makes the same noise when he is chewing his Himalayan Dog Chew, scarier especially at night when the noise is louder. We were worried in the beginning as well, but his teeth are all intact. Softening the chew in boiling water may help, but the chew hardens again in about 30 minutes. We always suggest seeing a vet, if you observe any anomalies or have concern over any product, and we do not exclude Himalayan Dog Chew in this matter. All our Himalayan Dog Chew have the same hardness, so it totally depends on dogs' chewing habit in regards to your concern. One of the best way to check is to see if the noise is actually contributing to teeth-breakage. If so, please stop giving the Himalayan Dog Chew immediately.

  • Karen
    Karen
    10/26/2011 5:57 PM

    Thanks so much for your quick reply. I've heard so many bad things about other chews cracking teeth that I wasn't sure what to think. I don't know what else to give her that is safe. Chews are either way to hard/dangerous or they crunch right up in a matter of minutes. Again, thank you.

  • Becky
    Becky
    12/11/2011 12:02 AM

    I actually got these at my local pet store, I'm pretty sure they are the same ones because the package looks the same. I have a pomeranian (7 lbs) and a chihuahua/basenji mix (13 lbs). They both love the chews and so far have made little dent in them after a few weeks of chewing! The pom (Cody) prefers all his chewable items to be prechewed a little by another dog (ew!), I think it's easier for him, so after Jasper chews for a while he takes over - if he can! They are great for the lack of odor, no staining, and the lasting power!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/11/2011 12:42 AM

    @Becky: That's great that your dogs love these chews. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

  •  corinne
    corinne
    7/17/2012 12:53 PM

    Curious as to why the small chews cost more than the med.chews?

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    7/17/2012 1:06 PM

    @ corinne . Thank you for asking. The small dog chew package has 3-4 pieces totalling 3.5 Oz and are designed for up to 20 pounds dogs, while the medium dog chew package has 1 piece totalling 2.5 oz for 20-40 pounds dogs.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/17/2012 2:13 PM

    Hi Sujan, this question came in to our Customer Support team. I decided to post it here so that everyone could benefit from your response:

    "I know my Wheaton Terrier would love this. anything cheese!

    My question is, is it gooey? Will it get all over her beard and paws? She has long hair."

    Thanks!

  • Sujan
    Sujan – Special Guest
    7/17/2012 2:25 PM

    @Katherine Klinger. Great question. The chew does not become gooey. When the dogs lick on the chew, as they are not able to bite it, the chew softens and the dogs have to scrape it by gnawing. At this time, the chew looks fibrous on the outside and does not become slimy.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/18/2012 1:32 AM

    Here's a great tip from the Himalayan Dog Chew Team when your dog is not that interested in the Chews:

    "Himalayan dog Chew is a very unique product. It has a tremendous amount of nutrition and retains all vitamins and minerals from the milk without containing any lactose hence every dog deserves the best chew on the market. However, some dogs do not have much interest in the product for the first time. Once they actually take a few licks, they then get the smokey flavor and smell.

    Even our test dogs "Eddy" the Siberian Husky and "Norge" the Norwegian Elk Hound did not have interest in Himalayan Dog Chews at first. As soon as we got them to actually take a few licks, they could not get enough!

    There are a few ways to entice your dogs to lick it. The first way is to spread a small layer of Peanut Butter (or your dogs favorite flavor) onto the chew because again the goal is to get them interested enough to take the first few licks.

    The second way is to soak the chew in Hot water for 10-15 minutes, let cool for about 5-10 minutes or until cool (but still soft)

    and give to them. This helps because it will make the smell come out a little differently and it will be soft so they will be able to scrape some cheese off without having to try very hard. Norge still likes the chews best a little softened."

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