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Himalayan Dog Chews

I thought I would try to give Lulah Himalayan Dog Chews as a special chew treat every once in a while....she has antlers for her everyday chewing needs. And I think she's old enough for them at this point.

My question is, do I microwave them or not. It says to do so on the package, but when I searched the forum to find out if she's old enough for them, some threads made it sound like you only put it in the microwave when there's just an end left.

Am I misreading this? I wanted to give her one today...we're going to be going to my in-laws, and it might be handy to give her one of these to keep her occupied while we're eating!

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I went to their web sight and this is what is said about the microwave question you had.

"When a small piece is left over after they have enjoyed the treat, place the dry piece in the center of the microwave. On High Power, microwave for about 45 seconds. If the piece does not Puff, microwave for another 30 seconds. Cool the Puff down for at least 2 minutes before feeding."

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Yup. The microwave bit is only so you don't have to throw away the end. Microwaving makes them much softer, so it's more like a "treat" at that point than a "chew".

They are just very hard cheese made from yak's milk. So if she can chew on an antler, I don't see any reason she couldn't chew this!


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Ginger absolutely loves the microwaved puff. When the chew is down to a small (about 3/4 of an inch) I do that. She chews on it, then hides it someplace and later I find her chomping on it, hides it etc., etc. She eventually eats it all.


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Perfect! Thank you so much!

She goes nuts when she sees the package...not sure if she can smell something cheesey, or what. She's a pretty aggressive chewer for a puppy. When she was 3 months old I gave her a nylabone, and within about a minute she had chewed a big chunk of it off and I had to pry it out of her mouth! Needless to say, the Nylabone and the chunk from her mouth were immediately disposed of, and I brought out the antlers I had bought for when she was older. Thankfully she LOVES them!

I can't wait to see how she likes the HDCs! She's a little cheese-monger, so....!!

Thanks again!!

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Just a note. I was in the local pet store the other day and noticed that there are many varieties of Himalayan Chews now. They used to only make the long pieces in different sizes, but now there are bags of smaller pieces that you are to microwave from the start. They are too small to give as chews without microwaving them. They would be a choke hazard. Make sure that you are giving your dog the long chews if you are not microwaving first. They are about four inches long or longer. They also make bags of ones that are already microwaved.
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Sophie loves these things and I never knew about the microwave thing. I've been throwing the best part away!
Thank you for informing me

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I tried these when Whimsy was much younger and she turned her nose up at them. Maybe I'll try again now that she is older. She isn't much of a chewer tho.

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Kodi likes them TOO much. I can only give them to him once in a while, because he chews them too fast… and they DO have a lot of calories, if the dog eats a lot at one sitting.


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Lucky loves them too, but seems to chew and leave the bits around rather than eat it. Think the microwaved bits may be exciting for him. Thanks for tip.

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