Monday, October 28, 2013


Kaya and Norman are huge fans of these Himalayan cheese chews for dogs. Other than kneecaps and the odd raw bone, these are the only chews they enjoy. They've vetoed antlers and everything else I find to be unhealthy. So I'm really glad they're a hit! They can last a long time and come in different sizes. Sometimes I just give them the small dog ones for an after dinner snack.

A lot of the time, they chew on them for a while and come back to them later. Unlike their icky kneecaps that they have to eat outside, these don't stink to high heavens or leave a greasy crumbly mess everywhere so they can eat them inside and I don't mind having a couple lying around for them to pick up when they want it.

It's funny because sometimes I give them a nice big brand new chew but they drop it on the floor and look at me like I'm evil for not presenting something better. And later I find them chewing on the thing for hours like it's the best ever. Other times they graciously take it from me and chomp away.

Funny thing, it says on the package that if you microwave the tiny leftover chunks, they puff up and your dog can finish them safely. It works! They double in size and get really lightweight but hard like a giant-size Cheeto. The dogs love it even more this way but they eat it really quick!

I love that they're healthy too! The fat content is less than 1% and they're grain-free. The only ingredients are yak and cow milk, salt and lime juice. Plus they never go bad and no, they do not have to be refrigerated so I keep a bunch on hand. I have no idea why, but they seem to like the lighter color ones better. 

Has anyone tried these? Do your dogs like them?

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  1. I've never heard of these before but anything with cheese is a big hit in our house!

  2. I might have these confused with the Himalayan "churpee" chews... Ray devours even the large ones too quickly, making those not cost effective.

    1. I guess they are probably just different brands of the same product. Maybe Ray is too much of a power chewer for them!

  3. I'm so happy you posted this. I've always picked up the smaller pieces and sadly threw them away, dumb me I never noticed the microwave part. I'll be doing this going further which will make me feel so much better to get rid of the waste.