We’re pleased to begin carrying the Large Himalyan Dog Chew, one of the more unique dog treats available. These all natural chews are a creation of a local company, the Himalayan Corporation, now based in their new Mukilteo facility.
Himalayan dog chew are made from Yak and Cow milk, produced in the shaded region of the Himalayas, mostly in Nepal, between India and China. The chews are made using an ancient technique and recipe. These are very low fat, high protein chews. Most dogs will work on these for hours.
The Himalayan Corporation has created a consortium of more than 600 farmers to produce the milk for these chews. Much like the Fair Trade process, these farmers are trained and paid a fair wage to produce the milk, using traditional methods. The milk is then boiled and the fat separated out, again using traditional methods. The fat is sold for butter, the fat-free milk is used to make the chews.
The process of making the chews involves separating the whey, squeezing moisture out in burlap sacks over 3 weeks, then curing and cooking in sunlight for 2-3 months. The majority of these finished “cakes” are sold in local markets for human consumption. The best specimens are then shipped here, cleaned a bit more, cut to size and sold as Himalayan Dog Treats.
We’re proud to support a local company with their mission of helping the economic development of Nepal. This is a natural, sustainable product with a great story behind it! Large Himalayan Dog Chew $10.50