Sophie in the Kitchen: Sweet Potato Dog Chews
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."
It's not uncommon to see your dog chew on his leg or paw—after all, even dogs get occasional itches that need scratching. But if your dog has become an obsessive chewer of his leg or paw, there may be a serious problem underlying his behavior, and an examination by his veterinarian could be necessary.
I just bought some of your Dog Chews. The dogs love them! It was so funny, one was trying to put two in his mouth at the same time. You have a great product and I wish you guys the best. — Norma After the milk is boiled for an hour, it is poured into a hand-cranked centrifuge while still hot to remove all the fat. The remaining fat-free milk is used to make Himalayan Dog Chew, while the fat is boiled to make ghee, a local butter that is sold as a separate commodity. Once the milk has cooled down, a touch of salt and lime juice is added as a coagulant, before the milk solids are separated and washed to remove the whey and any remaining hints of salt and lime juice.Co-founders Nishes Shrestha and Suman Shrestha discovered our original healthy dog snack when they met for dinner in 2003. Suman saw Nishes’ dog chewing on Himalayan hard cheese. Inspired by this, Suman gave samples to the dogs of family and friends, and the response was enthusiastic. This lead to four years of extensive research on cheese for canines.
On September 2, 2007, our first product - Himalayan Dog Chew - was sold at a fair in Bellingham, WA. After producing Himalayan Dog Chew in Nishes’ kitchen for three months, the operation moved to Seattle under Sujan Shrestha’s leadership in January 2008. We have moved three more times, and expanded exponentially in the past seven years, and we’re still growing. We now distribute to more than 5,000 retailers. As it was when we started, all the innovation, creativity and hard work, is all for the love of dogs. The sodium content in our Himalayan Dog Chews is .02%. It is used as a flavor enhancer, not for the flavor itself.
We remove most of the fat and lactose in the process of making our Himalayan Dog Chews. What remains is a very negligible amount that sits at .9% fat content per chew. The lactose that remains is so negligible that it can be considered lactose free under the FDA standards which sits at .2%.Calorie content for our Himalayan Dog Chews is as follows:
Small - (for dogs under 15 lbs) - 359 calories per bagMedium (for dogs under 35 lbs) - 256 per bag
Large (for dogs under 55 lbs) - 359 calories per bagX-large (for dogs under 70 lbs) - 614 calories per bag
Big Dog (for dogs over 70 lbs - limited avail.) - 837 calories per bagMixed - (for dogs under 65 lbs) - 1,179 calories per bagDiesel the Adventure Dog – Meet Diesel, Summit Dog Chew’s fifth team member and muse! After being rescued from an animal shelter in Seattle, WA, Diesel now lives a life of adventure and has tromped around plenty of Washington trails. He is known by many as “Diesel the Adventure Dog” and has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon. You can tell by the twinkle in his eyes and ear-to-ear grin that he is one lucky pup who truly loves life and being outdoors. Follow Diesel’s Pacific Northwest adventures with his mom and dad on their Instagram account: Our Himalayan Dog Chews have a best buy date of five years. Although Himalayan Dog Chews rarely go bad, if you see fibrous light white or greenish blue spots on the chew please discontinue use and contact us by email or phone and please have this information retained: size of chew purchased, Lot number (starts with an L and ends in four numbers)and where this was purchased. This is a sign of mold growth which is a natural side effect of our chews. Please retain the chew in a sealed bag and we will guide you on what to do with it. In turn we will certainly send you a replacement chew.