The Treat to End All Treats

Hello, Dog Moms and Dads!

I’ve been waiting a long time for tonight’s review.  You may think the title of this post is a bit intense, but I’ll tell you right now, tonight’s treat will be receiving a 10 out of 10.  Oh, yeah.  I said it.


The Himalayan Dog Chew!!!


I wish I could find the pet store employee that first encouraged me to try the HDC and give her a giant smooch.  Ok, maybe just a handshake.  That’s how grateful I am to her for introducing me to such an amazing dog chew.

What the heck is a Himalayan Dog Chew, anyway?

It’s a dried chunk of yak and cow milk, salt, and lime juice.  Obvi.

This is one of the most unique dog chews on the market.  It’s an extremely dense chew that can last for up to a couple of months (depending on your dog’s chewing habits).

The HDC has always reminded me of Gouda.

I even think it smells like it!

Give your dog a Himalayan Dog Chew and they’ll gnaw on it for as long as you’ll let them.  In fact, your dog may never want to give up their HDC, so it’s smart to set some limits when it’s first introduced into your family’s treat repertoire.  For example, Teton is generally allowed to have his HDC for an hour per day (if he wants it).  When he is not chewing on it, it’s moved into a cupboard until the next day.

Setting limits like this makes extra special treats more exciting, saves you money (lets face it – good quality treats can get expensive), and allows you to monitor your dog’s digestive response to new (or continuing) treats.

Speaking of money, you might be wondering how much an HDC goes for.  That depends!  Himalayan Dog Chews come in four different sizes: small, medium, large, and jumbo.  We generally buy the large size, which is around $9.99.  Cost goes down by about a buck for each subsequent size.

As far as the HDC goes, the bigger the better.  Your dog will not be disappointed!

Especially since this is what an HDC looks like after hours of chewing:

See how it’s been worn down and all of the brown Gouda-like stuff on the outside has been stripped off?

At this point, I would probably take the Himalayan Dog Chew away from Teton and toss it.  Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the possibility of choking.  However, if your dog did swallow a piece this size or larger of an HDC, it would break down in his or her stomach and your pooch could fully digest it.

Rating time!

Price – $9.99 is a steal for this treat.  Trust me…you’ll wish you would have discovered it sooner and you’ll run to your local pet store and beg them to carry it!

Quality – The second you hand this treat over to your pooch, you’ll know the quality is unsurpassed.

Benefits – Hours of focused chewing time means that you can focus on what you need to do and not worry about what your dog is doing.  Also, this treat makes a fabulous dental chew.

Ingredients/Features – I don’t have a single complaint!  This is the perfect treat for all dogs and especially for those with allergies to things like wheat, beef, etc.

T-Factor – He loves his Himalayan Dog Chews.  We always have at least one in the house.  When he first gets a new HDC, it’s pretty exciting because he gets to scrape off all of the brown stuff (that must taste the best).  I love that he has something safe and fun to chew on while I’m at work.  And did I mention that the HDC doesn’t stink or stain?!

No surprise here – the Himalayan Dog Chew gets a 10 out of 10! A first for Her Dog Blog!

If your dog has never had a Himalayan Dog Chew, I encourage you to try it.  I’ve yet to hear a negative comment about this treat.

Dog Moms and Dads…let me know what you think!

See you on Thursday!  

20 thoughts on “The Treat to End All Treats

  1. Josh just tried to get one of these for Herman yesterday, but our local natural pet store is out of stock!
    We’ll be looking around town for them soon.
    Thanks for the recommendation!

      1. Both of my small dogs broke a tooth on the Himalayan dog chews in the same week. First time with my Maltese Pomeranian I wasn’t sure if it definitely happened with this treat. Second time we actually saw and heard it break our Pekingese’s tooth. It was awful. They both had to go to the vet for extractions $500. Very dangerous for small dogs! Just too hard

      2. Hi Michelle. Thanks for your note. This is the first I’ve heard of this happening! Did you let the folks at Himalayan Dog Chew know? They have always been very responsive to me. I’m so sorry this happened to your dogs!

  2. These are truly the best! Thanks Auntie Shannon for introducing us to them a while back. I have to go to a special store just to buy them but when ever I am in the area I grab one for Tatum. 10 out of 10 for us too :)

  3. Our dogs, Milo & Sophie, both 20lb rescue dogs love the wolf size. We buy 2 a week and they last that long or longer! Most dog chews are so gross and smelly, but HDC is pretty user friendly for humans, too, as I don’t smell them very much. We rarely have the problems of ingesting big pieces. And they don’t get sick like they were on rawhide chews. Milo has allergies so HDC has been just awesome for him especially.

    1. Hi Kellie! Glad to hear that your dogs are all about the HDC, too! It’s such an awesome treat. I agree – they don’t stink at all! We haven’t tried the “wolf size” but it sounds large and in charge! Teton sends wags and kisses Milo and Sophie’s way!

  4. Hi:

    This is Sujan from Himalayan Dog Chew. Thank you for the wonderful article. I just wanted to add that, the little piece that gets left over, as in the last few images, does not have to be thrown away. It can be puffed up by putting in the microwave for about 40 seconds in high settings. They would love these puffed up Himalayan, as much as the regular ones. This makes the Himalayan Dog Chew the only chew treat that does not need to be discarded once it becomes small. Please email us at if you have any questions. Once again, thank you for enjoying the Himalayan Dog Chew.

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  7. We just gave them to our dogs [both aggressive chewers] for the first time – hesitant at first but they loved them … chewed for close to an hour and only chewed off maybe a 4th. Certainly longer lasting than any bully sticks, trachea or pig ears at this house.

  8. I know that a lot of owners are fed up with rawhide and want a safer chew for their dogs. These Himalayan dog chews are a great alternative plus they are tougher and last longer than bully sticks. Thanks for the microwave tip.

  9. Also, the best part of these chews is that when they get to the point where you might throw it away because it’s a choking hazard, zap it in the microwave for 40-60 secs and it becomes a yummy, crunchy cookie!

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