This dog treat is awesome and all natural. Our dog absolutely loves them. This ancient food has been turned into a nutrient packed dog treat. The milk is boiled and the resulting cheese is dried and smoked for months. You can puff it in the microwave. Normally these treats are chewed by humans in the Himalayas. The tradition comes from ancient Mongolia. Apparently, the cheese is like a smoked parmesan. The chew is 52% protein. They are great for dental health. Cheese has great enzymes that helps clean up the plaque on your pet’s teeth. There is no smell despite what you would think.
What are Himalayan Dog Chews?
Himalayan or Everest cheese is a fully digestible, all natural, long lasting dog chew. This is a great treat for every dog: from the smallest Chihuahua to the largest XXL breeds. It is hands down the longest lasting dog chew.
What is a Himalayan Churpi?
Chhurpi is a traditional cheese from the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bhutan, and Tibet. The two varieties of chhurpi: hard and soft. Guess which one became a beloved pet treat? The hard variety of course!
Himalayan Dog Chew comes from an ancient recipe. It is made using traditional methods with yak and cow milk and all natural products and no chemicals or preservatives.
Himalayan Cheese Dog Chews on Shark Tank
The original Himalayan dog chew company was actually featured on an episode of Shark Tank in the U.S.A.
Everest Dog Chew Yak Cheese Puffs
Here’s the deal: you could technically buy cheese puffs for dogs made out of Himalayan cheese. Our tip is to make them at home. You can simply microwave the little nubs of hard cheese that your dog can no longer chew. When heated, the hardened yak cheese nubs turns into a cheese puff, almost like doggy popcorn!
How long do you microwave a Yak Cheese Dog Chew?
Himalayan dog chew microwave instructions are pretty simple: microwave the end of the cheese chew for 45 seconds and voilà ! A cheese puff for your pup.
Dog Chew Safety Concerns
Are Everest Cheese Chews Safe?
Yes they are but just like any treat, you should keep an eye on your pup when they play with it. Himalayan dog chews are great for the teeth as they help your dog scrape plaque off.
Help! My dog swallowed Himalayan Cheese!
We’ve seen instances of pet owners talking about their dogs swallowing a cheese chew. You should always supervise your dog when giving them treats. If you think your dog is likely to swallow the darn treat whole, please, do not buy this type of thing. If foreign objects are swallowed by your pet, you should always seek a vet’s advice right away.
What are the best Himalayan dog cheese chews for dogs?
There are a few brands that produce yak cheese chews for dogs. We’ve tried a few of them and can’t tell the difference.
Ecokind Gold Yak Cheese Dog Treats
This brand of Himalayan yak dog chew is really well rated on Amazon. They also make Himalayan cheese sticks for those interested. Many users report that these chews are super long lasting: between 7 to 10 hours for dogs. Careful though: someone reported that their pet swallowed one. This resulted in a hefty vet bill.
Side note: we had people keep talking about another brand, Himalayan gold dog chew. Seems like it is the old name for the Ecokind brand of dog treats now. Can someone confirm this?
Ruff Roots Dog Chews
We heard about this through the Dog Geek blog’s review of ruff roots dog chews. We loved what they had to say. Basically it hurts when dropped on your toe, costs a bit much when you think about but is a great solution for power chewers. Nothing beats hardened yak cheese when it comes to that!
Where to Buy Himalayan Dog Chews
You Can Buy Them Online at Amazon
You can find these treats on Amazon. You can even buy them in bulk on the platform! These are absolutely the types of treats you can order in bulk because they will remain good for a long time. We tend to buy them in packs of 3. The bulk option seems really attractive if you own multiple dogs or if you have a heavy chewer. Our miniature dachshund is a heavy chewer but the smallest chunks are already a big challenge for her!
Yak Dog Chews Are Also Sold at Petstore
You can buy different brands of these treats at Petsmart in the United States and Canada or at Mondou in Québec specifically. The pet store by our house tends to carry alternative brands of the cheese chews. The oddest place we’ve seen them sold was at TJ Maxx.
Are they Good for Big Dogs?
These healthy treats are available in different sizes. Yak milk dog chews come in extra-small, small, medium, large and extra-large. Our pet store only sells the medium and the large ones most of the time. It can be a challenge to find XL versions of the yak dog chew. We recommend buying them online once you find a brand you like. It will be easier.
Pet Peeve: People Who Think That Everest Cheese Treats are Bones
Let’s be clear about one thing: just because you feed your dog these yak chews does not mean that they are some sort of all natural vegetarian bone. These things are hard as a bone but they are not bone. There is no such thing as a Himalayan cheese bone. I don’t understand why I keep hearing people refer to these things as bone…