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Hunter4628 04-15-2014 08:34 AM

Himalayan dog chews?
 
Anyone else get these? Lady at Petsmart told me these were popular and that they are not bad like Rawhides.. what do you think?

Liesje 04-15-2014 09:35 AM

Yes, they are great for my teething puppy. The only issue I have is that they are very expensive. I've tried just about every chew under the sun. Rawhides scare me because dogs will swallow big chunks. Marrow bones are OK but marrow all the time = runny poop and they are weight bearing bones so I worry about cracked and worn teeth. Nylabones are the only other thing I use all the time, but the dogs get bored of them. Kongs entertain my dogs for about the 30 seconds it takes for them to clean them out, then my pit mix shreds them and actually eats the rubber. Antlers are either too soft and get completely eaten in minutes or too hard they go ignored or also risk cracking teeth. I've been using the Himalayan chews for my puppy, now 6 months old. They aren't as good for my adult dog, he just crushes them and eats the pieces. The puppy will chew them for a long time. I give it to him for an hour or so. When there's only a little piece left you can nuke it in the microwave and it will soften like a treat. Even for my puppy I get the biggest ones so they are expensive, hence why I limit his time chewing it (and it also makes him pretty thirsty).

Hunter4628 04-15-2014 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Liesje (Post 5378321)
Yes, they are great for my teething puppy. The only issue I have is that they are very expensive. I've tried just about every chew under the sun. Rawhides scare me because dogs will swallow big chunks. Marrow bones are OK but marrow all the time = runny poop and they are weight bearing bones so I worry about cracked and worn teeth. Nylabones are the only other thing I use all the time, but the dogs get bored of them. Kongs entertain my dogs for about the 30 seconds it takes for them to clean them out, then my pit mix shreds them and actually eats the rubber. Antlers are either too soft and get completely eaten in minutes or too hard they go ignored or also risk cracking teeth. I've been using the Himalayan chews for my puppy, now 6 months old. They aren't as good for my adult dog, he just crushes them and eats the pieces. The puppy will chew them for a long time. I give it to him for an hour or so. When there's only a little piece left you can nuke it in the microwave and it will soften like a treat. Even for my puppy I get the biggest ones so they are expensive, hence why I limit his time chewing it (and it also makes him pretty thirsty).

Thank you! Do they also sell large ones because in my local petsmart there was only small ones for dogs under about 50lbs and my dog is definitely not under that! lol

Liesje 04-15-2014 10:50 AM

I shop at a local place called Chow Hound and they sell larger ones. They are like the shape of a dollar bill, but bigger. $22 (ouch)

Merciel 04-15-2014 10:58 AM

I like them too but I seldom buy them because they're so pricey and my guys tend to make a mess with them (little crumbs all over the carpet -- minor but consistently annoying).

Oliver'smom 04-15-2014 11:32 AM

We use them all the time
 
I like to switch up Ollie's chews and we rotate these in every few weeks. I found a 3 pack of the large chews for $25 on amazon. If I can find the link I will post it. They usually last a day or two. Best if he chews on a blanket so the little bits don't make a mess.

Hunter4628 04-15-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Oliver'smom (Post 5378897)
I like to switch up Ollie's chews and we rotate these in every few weeks. I found a 3 pack of the large chews for $25 on amazon. If I can find the link I will post it. They usually last a day or two. Best if he chews on a blanket so the little bits don't make a mess.

thanks that would be helpful if you can find it:)

s14roller 04-15-2014 01:00 PM

They are good but since they are so hard, they tend to break when dropped. I had one for mine a while back but she was carrying it in her mouth and dropped it on the kitchen tile and the chew broke in half...had to throw it out.

KathrynApril 04-15-2014 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Liesje (Post 5378321)
When there's only a little piece left you can nuke it in the microwave and it will soften like a treat. Even for my puppy I get the biggest ones so they are expensive, hence why I limit his time chewing it (and it also makes him pretty thirsty).

Have you ever tried microwaving it when it is bigger? I bought one awhile back and Dinozzo had no interest in it as I think it is too hard for his taste.

Liesje 04-15-2014 01:39 PM

Haven't microwaved one ever so far, I want them hard and lasting as long as possible! It's basically really hard cheese (smells like it too).


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