How to Give Your Dog Safe and Healthy Cheese Treats

There are some dogs who can sleep through thunderstorms or doorbells, but the crinkle of a cheese wrapper has them off the sofa and dashing to your side like they're competing in the Olympic trials. 

It's hard to say no to those sweet faces sometimes, but as pet owners, we want to do better than giving our furry friends highly "processed cheese product" as a treat. Luckily, there's a better solution on the market that will make you and your pet happy.

Yak cheese is derived from the milk of yak, a hardy cow-like animal bred in the Himalayan mountains. The Himalayas are a region in Asia surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, and China. However, Nepal is the primary producer of yak cheese.

Yak cheese is used for making delicious dog chews. Dogs love them! Unfortunately, most people outside of Asia probably have not heard of this superfood. If you're curious about what goes into making yak's cheese and how it's good for your dog, read on!

Ingredients Used for Making Yak Cheese Treats

As mentioned, yak milk is the primary ingredient used for making yak cheese dog chews. Yak milk is very rich in protein, and protein is essential to the growth and development of dogs.

In addition to protein, yak milk is also rich in magnesium, omega-3 fatty acid and calcium, which your pet needs to stay healthy. It might even be a good option to give to your rescue pets to improve their coats. 

The only other ingredients are salt and lime juice, which give yak cheese its flavor. That's it! You're giving your pet a treat you both can feel good about.

How Safe Is Yak Cheese

Yak cheese is generally safe for consumption and is highly digestible. The yak milk used in its production is free of chemical preservatives. Furthermore, all products are thoroughly tested before being made available for sale.

As with every new toy or chew, the first time you give your dog a yak cheese treat, you should carefully supervise him or her to make sure they don't choke. Choking prevention is one reason Peppy Pooch offers so many size varieties of their treats, so even the most aggressive chewer has to work to get through a yak milk chew. 

What Is the Shelf Life of Yak Cheese?

As long as you store your treats in a cool, dry place free of moisture, yak cheese ideally can last forever. Yak cheese chews can stay on the shelf for five years without losing their nutritional value. With all-natural treats you're actually investing in healthy chews that can last as long as it takes your dog to get through them. 

Does Yak Cheese Cause Allergies in Dogs?

Dogs are not often intolerant to lactose and Yak cheese has very little lactose content. However, if your dog has ever had digestive issues after eating traditional cheese or cheese products, definitely consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog Yak milk chews.  

Treats You and Your Dog Can Feel Good About

Yak cheese dog treats are every dog’s delight. If you haven’t tried them out yet, give it a shot. Our selection of natural dog treats is extensive. Check out our healthy options including the delicious Yak cheese chews.