Get some treats for your dog that you can feel good about as you help feed families in another country. Support fair trade and your dogs desire for a tasty treat when you order these delicious chews. Made from an ancient recipe found in the Himalayan mountains, you can be sure there is a reason this recipe is still around. These treats keep your pooch busy, as they really have to work on this treat before eating it. 100% of the treat is digestible, so no more little pieces of treats lying around!
Protein 52.6%. Carbohydrates 30.3%. Fat 0.9%. Ash Food 6.0%. Moisture 10.2%.
Yak and cow milk. Salt and lime juice.
Isn't salt/sodium supposed to be bad for dogs? The amount of salt included in the creation of these chews is negligible. It is included by the people as a flavor enhancer, not for the flavor itself.
Is the cheese fattening for dogs? The fat content is less than 1% of the whole product. But like any treat/chew, make sure you dog is not just eating these and is eating their dog food as well.
Are these fair trade? Yes, currently, the himalayan dog chew's Beyond Fair Trade policy is contributing to the economic development of the world's second poorest nation in Nepal. They are purchased directly from the farmers and help them make that extra money in one year, that they would not be able to make in five years.
Where are the chew manufactured? The hard cheeses are collected from rural community co-ops in the Himalayans (currently Eastern Nepal and West Bengla in India), which are then made using traditional methods for human (and dog) consumption.
What size should I give my dog? No size is 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 20lbs, medium for dogs 20-55lbs, and large for dogs bigger than 55lbs. If you have a voracious chewer, your dog should be given the largest size available and observed during the initial 15 minutes after the dog is introduced to the product. If it appears as though the dog is going to inhale the entire product before those 15 minutes are up, you should take the toy away and reintroduce it at a later time.
Joe & Tracie -
ours came broken in half - it was ok, though -made 2 pieces per dog instead of 1. I thought it may be harder for them to chew being this small, but it wasn't. The dogs loved them - chewed them up pretty good - lasted two sittings (1st half) - second half, same thing. (About an hour each sitting.)
My dogs are powerful chewers, I guess - they went to town on this thing! I plan to get the bigger size next time. They seem to love it, and I like that it's fully digestible.