As long as your dog is over 4 months old these dog chews will be perfect for them, whether they are serious power chewers or for those dogs who are a little more gentle with their treats! Yak Snacks are softer in comparison to extra tough dog chews like the Antlers & Buffalo Horns that we sell, but can take much more chewing that a standard dog chew. The hard texture means dogs need to soften and work at the treat potentially for hours before they’re rewarded with small pieces to chew off.
These dog chews are a perfectly healthy and tasty treat for your dog as they are in low in fat at only 5.2%. Best of all they are also gluten-free, preservative free, vegetarian, rich in calcium and protein with no nasty’s added to ensure they are naturally good for your dog.
They are great for removing plaque and promoting your dog’s oral health.
These are made in the hills of the Himalayas using a mix of skimmed Yak and Cow milk. A very small amount of lime juice and salt is added to harden the milk, which is then compressed into blocks and traditionally smoke dried for 28 days to give the cheese chews their unique flavour.
Use the whole treat! Once your dog has enjoyed their chew, simply take the small end piece that is left (usually around 3-4cm) and place it in the Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. The end piece will hiss, and begin to puff up, much in the same way that Popcorn does, just without the Popping noise! When the Piece has stopped puffing up, it will be Hot so you need to let it cool first before giving back to your dog. The texture of the chew totally changes to now be a soft, honeycomb crumbly treat – delicious!
Isn’t salt bad for dogs? Salt in large amounts is harmful for dogs as it is for humans. However we only use a tiny amount of salt along with lime juice to get the cheese to harden at the very start of the manufacturing process. The salt content is less than 0.1%.
Aren’t dogs Lactose Intolerant? Not all dogs are lactose intolerant, but if they are there is less than 1% Lactose in these chews. The reason is that both the Cream and the Whey are removed from the milk as part of the manufacturing process, meaning that the levels of lactose are very, very low.
The small weighs 35g on average, medium 70g with the Large weighing around 140g on average.