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The Best Himalayan Dog Chew Recipe

Baking treats or even chews for your dog is not only a great way to cherish your dog, it’s also a way to spend some time with your little helper in the kitchen.

Okay, maybe the little helper is more like an impatient child who wants to put the cookie dough in his mouth.

On the plus side, you will at least see your dog drooling as he tries to transfer the cheese we are about to make from your pot into his mouth through sheer mental force.

Besides, you actually can make this 3-ingredient chew recipe quite cheaply and quickly once you know the details.

Let’s take a look at what makes homemade Himalayan chews so great.

Disclaimer: Many recipes for these types of chews use lime juice, but because it can pose a health risk to dogs, I decided to add vinegar. I have used very small amounts of lime juice in the past without any problems, but would advise against it. If you are unsure, consult your vet.

Are Homemade Himalayan Chews Good for Dogs?

I’ll even go so far as to say that making Himalayan chews for your dog at home is one of the best chews out there.

Why?

You may have heard of the chemicals found in other chews, such as rawhide.

Although rawhide is the treat of choice for many dog ​​owners around the world, it can actually be poisonous.

Depending on the source of the rawhide, there may be no food safety regulations in place and to survive long transportation they often contain unnatural chemicals.

Did you know that rawhide is also a choking hazard?

Apart from these two facts, the rawhide itself is a byproduct of the leather industry, not the meat industry.

So we’re crossing rawhide off our shopping list, but what’s the alternative?

Deer antlers? Puppies, smaller dogs, older dogs, and even healthy large breed adults can chip their teeth from chewing these things.

Chews from major pet store chains? More stuff that just isn’t made for dogs to provide a cheap, low quality product.

Chicken legs? Many things that are dried and come from real animals (without additives) may be suitable for your dog.

But what makes Himalaya dog chews better?

Here are all the benefits:

  • You decide how hard your dog’s chewing is
  • You determine the size, shape and quantity of the chewing gum
  • You know exactly what goes into your dog’s body

Even though there may be a bit of a learning curve at first, once you get the hang of this recipe, it’s quite quick and fun.

How much it costs compared to stuff from your local store depends a lot on how the ingredients are priced in your area.

How to Make Himalayan Dog Chews Safely

That’s the great thing about these Himalayan chews: they’re safe when done right.

When shopping for the ingredients, pay attention ethically sourced products and try to buy things with recycled packaging to leave as small an ecological footprint as possible.

So aside from a healthy dog ​​chew, we just need to make sure it’s the right texture for your dog.

If you have a small breed dog, a puppy, or a senior, you will probably want to go for a gentler version of this chew.

If you have an aggressive chewer, give him a treat that he can chew for a while (but make sure it’s the right size to keep him from swallowing it).

After you take the cheese out (that’s right, we’re actually making cheese), you’ll want to squeeze it in a cheesecloth or towel to get out any remaining moisture.

The harder you squeeze the cheesecloth or towel, the harder your chew will be after drying.

When it comes to the ingredients, it is important that you use skim milk and not just regular milk as the recipe may not work.

To get the best possible results, make sure you stir and pause thoroughly to allow the cheese crusts to form.

On my first attempt it was actually quite difficult to get the cheese into shape and it definitely took longer than intended.

However, you can check out my Himalayan dog treats below.

Himalayan dog chews
Himalayan dog chews before baking

Don’t worry, your chews might not be the perfect color or shape either and that’s okay. Your dog won’t complain as long as it tastes delicious.

Make sure you supervise your dog when you give him these chews for the first time.

If all goes well, these chews are perfect for keeping your dog occupied when guests are around, rewarding him after a good workout, or giving him something to do while you’re away, which can actually reduce issues like separation anxiety. will be prevented.

Either way, you can rest easy knowing that you have complete control over your dog’s diet and ban all the toxic chemicals found in some dog treats and chews.

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon skim milk

  • 1/2 cup vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Instructions

    1. Start by pouring the skim milk into a large saucepan over low to medium heat.
    2. Bring to the boil while stirring constantly.
    3. Turn off the heat and add the vinegar and Himalayan salt.
    4. Stir gently for about 1-2 minutes or until the whey begins to separate from the curd.
    5. Let the milk stand for 10-15 minutes without stirring.
    6. Place a cheesecloth or clean tea towel over a large bowl and let the liquid drain from the cheese, leaving only the curds.
    7. Twist the cheesecloth in your hand and squeeze to remove any remaining moisture (the more you squeeze, the harder the treats will be).
    8. Place the cheese with the cheesecloth between books or other weights that will continue to apply pressure for at least 4-6 hours.
    9. Remove the cheesecloth and cut it into pieces of the desired size.
    10. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 40 minutes.
    11. Spread them out on a cooling rack and let them dry for at least 24 hours.

Comments

Vinegar: The recipe usually contains lime juice, which may pose a health risk

To dry: If you have a dehydrator, you can speed up the drying process by placing the chews in the dehydrator at 150°F for 12-18 hours, rotating them halfway through.

Storage: Store the chews in airtight containers in a cool, dry and dark place. If a lot of moisture remains in the chews, store them in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.

Shelf life: The shelf life is completely dependent on how much moisture is in the treats and they can last from 2 weeks to several years.

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Nutritional info:

Yield: 20
Serving Size: 1

Quantity per serving:
Calories: 68Total fat: 0gSaturated fat: 0gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 431 mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gEgg white: 7g


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Disclaimer: This blog post does not and does not intend to replace veterinary attention. I am not a veterinarian or pet nutritionist. If your dog shows signs of illness, call your vet.

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