YAKERS find their origin in the hills of the Himalayas. Originally made for human consumption, they are still widely eaten by the Himalayan people and their dogs.
They are made from a mix of skimmed Yak and Cow milk. A very small amount of lime juice and salt is added to coagulate (harden) the milk, which is then compressed into blocks and smoke dried for 28 days to give the chews their unique flavour.
Depending on the size of your dog – as well as how determined he or she is – YAKERS can be an extremely long-lasting treat.
The hard texture means dogs need to soften and work at the treat before they’re rewarded with small pieces to chew off. So you get to keep them happily entertained for a lot, lot longer.
When you dog gets to the end of the bone and a small bite sized piece is left. Make sure to take it away, to prevent choking. You can also put the small end pieces in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds until they puff up. and create a whole new treat for you to give your dog! Make sure to allow it to completely cool (best to put in refrigerator for a few min) before giving it back to your dog as it will be very hot straight out of the microwave.
These chews are great for cleaning teeth, keeping dogs occupied, and will not stain soft surfaces and fabrics in your household, like some other long lasting flavoured chews will.