FAQs - Yeti Dog Chew

These treats are intended as hard treats and may not break down internally if swallowed whole. In that event, we encourage you to contact your veterinarian.

We highly recommend and encourage all owners to supervise their dog(s) when giving them any chews or treats. There may be potential blockage/choking risks present with any small edible pieces.

As with any hard chews, please consider your dogs’ oral health before giving them these treats.

What is Yeti Dog Chew?

Yeti Dog Chew is a hard cheese that is all natural and contains no chemicals, no preservatives, and no additives. This recipe has been enjoyed by the people in the Himalayan region of Nepal for centuries. The product is a Yak and Cow milk based hard cheese that is now a favorite amongst dogs. The cheese flavor of the chew is very alluring, and the hard texture of the product makes it a perfect and a long lasting dog treat.

What is the history of the product?

Yeti Dog Chew is a traditional hard cheese also known as Churpi/Durkha. It consumed by the people of Himalayan regions of Nepal, as they have known about the nutritional and teeth benefits of yak/cow milk for centuries. It is produced in the mountains at more than 15000 feet, using the ancient recipes of the Himalayas.

How is it made?

The yak and/or cow milk is boiled and the curdled cheese parts obtained are separated from the milk using jute cloth, while it is still hot to remove the fat. Once the cheese is separated, it is compressed at a room temperature for 2-3 days. Then cheese is sliced into pieces and left to dry in the sun for several days.

Is milk good for dogs?

It is difficult for dogs to digest milk when it's in raw form, but once milk is processed into cheese it is digestible. Since the curdled cheese is separated from the milk, most of the fat and Lactose is removed from the cheese, lactose is the primary reason for indigestion. Only a small percentage of dogs that consume Yeti Dog Chews go through loose stool or gas and that always resolves.

Is the cheese fattening?

Cheese is a nutrient packed food that contains protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and selenium. Most cheeses tend to be high in calories, but if consumed in moderation it won’t be fattening. Cheese is great for protecting teeth from cavities. In comparison to milk, cheese is pretty low in lactose so it rarely a cause for an upset stomach. However, if your dog faces any health issues due to cheese, discontinue its consumption and consult your vet.

Will it go bad? (Expiration Date)

Yeti Dog Chews is best before for up to two years, as long as it's kept away from moisture, and in normal room temperature. However, if you see signs of mold growth, and patches of fibrous white or bluish green spots on the chew, then we recommend to not feed your dog. If it happens when still it’s in original package, please contact us through email or phone for further information or replacement.

What size chew do I give my dog?

Bigger is always better is the simple answer. However, we recommend the following sizes:

Small Chew: Dogs up to 10 lbs

Medium Chew: Dogs up to 35 lbs

Large Chew: Dogs up to 50 lbs

X-Large Chew: Dogs larger than 50 lbs

How do I store the chew?

If your dog has not consumed the whole chew after opening it, make sure to fully dry the Yeti Dog Chew before storing. If the chew is in contact with water or moisture for prolonged hours, then this can cause the chew to mold.

Will the chew damage my dog’s teeth?

Dogs cannot just bite off the chew as it is so hard. They usually gnaw it, as it gets moist due to their saliva, they start scraping away at it. Unlike bones, you will not see the chew splintering or be cracking. We always caution our dog owners to keep their dog's’ dental hygiene in mind, it is a hard chew after all and could pose tooth risks to dogs with poor dental hygiene.

What do I do with the small remaining pieces?

When a small piece is left over, please take it away due to potential blockage/choking risks. Place the small dry piece in a microwave for approximately 45-60 seconds. It will puff up to twice its size. Let it cool, and let your dog enjoy the rest of the crunchy treat safely.