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Himalayan Yak Milk Dog Chew--XL

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What is a Himalayan Dog Chew?  Himalayan Gluten-Free Dog Chews were conceived from an ancient recipe for a hard cheese snack which originated from the people of the Himalayas. It is made using traditional methods of the people living in the mountains surrounding Mt. Everest with yak and/or cow milk and all-natural products with no preservatives or binding agents.

Depending on the size and eating habits of the dog, this can be a very long-lasting dog chew. Dogs must work the end of the treat for hours, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly chewed off. When you give this treat to your dog, you know that you are providing them with hours of high-quality eating entertainment.

This is a completely-digestible, highly-nutritious, lactose-free, gluten-free and grain-free treat which is an alternative to bully sticks—but does not stain and does not smell!

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein Min 52.6%; Crude Fat Min 0.9%; Ash Max 6.0%; Moisture Max 10.2%

Ingredients: 100% Yak and Cow Milk, Salt and Lime Juice.

Size:  *XL for dogs <70 lbs (6 oz total weight--bag 1 chew: each is ~7"L x 1.5"W x 3/4"thick)

(*other sizes are listed separately)

Which size should I choose?

We believe that there is no size 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 20 pounds, medium for dogs 20-55 pounds, and large for dogs bigger than 55 pounds. In fact, our Boxer and German Shepherd have access to (and yet continue to steal whenever possible) all sizes of this product. They are just as happy to work on a small piece as they are to work on a big one.

Of course, any voracious chewer should probably be given the largest available and definitely be observed at all times after the dog is introduced to the new product. If it appears as though the dog is going to inhale the entire product at any time, then it should be taken away and reintroduced at a later time. In fact, we would recommend that ALL dogs be watched at all times after being given ANY new product, not just our chews.

We do understand that there will always be dogs that will be unable to tolerate our product. In many cases where a specific pet’s stomach is sensitive to lactose, the owners may be very aware of their own dog's limitations around different types of food and will decline to give it to their dog. Other hazards that have been reported with respect to these chews, include, but are not limited to:  choking, indigestion and breaking of teeth. 

How to Microwave?

When a small piece of the treat is left over: you may place the dry piece in the center of the microwave; and, on “High Power,” microwave for about 45 seconds. If the piece does not Puff, microwave for another 30 seconds. Be sure to Cool the Puff down for at least 2 minutes before feeding.

How is a Himalayan Dog Chew made?

The treat producers have created a consortium of roughly 900 farmers in the Himalayas of Nepal. These farmers are trained, given 5-6 months’ notice and are paid to produce the Himalayan Dog Chews.

Each Farmer has 2-5 cows and yaks that they hand milk every day. The cattle are fed all-natural leaves from the forest and graze in native pastures. The farmers collect roughly 6 gallons of milk to make 2 pounds of Himalayan Dog Chew. On average, each farmer makes about 20 pounds per month.

The milk is boiled for 4-5 hours. The hot milk is poured into a hand-cranked centrifuge device, to remove all the fat. The fat then is boiled to make local butter called “Ghee”, and is sold as a separate commodity. The fat-free milk obtained is used to make the Himalayan Dog Chew.

Once the milk has cooled down, it is treated with 10 ml of lime juice and 10 mg salt for about 100 gallons of milk. The sour of the mild acid coagulates the milk and the salt catalyzes the process. The solids are then separated using a burlap sack, which sack is washed several times using warm water to remove the whey, and any hints of salt and lime juice. 

The solids in the burlap sack are then subjected to squeezing for approximately 3 weeks, to ultimately produce a “cake” which contains ,at most, 5% moisture. Bricks are used as weights and shapers—with the sack of moist chew placed in the middle.

The “cake” then is cut to size, strung on ropes, dried under the sun and smoked for 2-3 months.

These chews are collected from the farmers and brought into the company warehouse, where they are sorted for quality. The best 10-15% are retained for Himalayan Dog Chew and are sent to the USA.

The chews then are further cleaned using buffing machines and lime juice, cut to size, then packaged and shipped to dealers from the company’s facility in Washington State. 

 

 

 


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