Himalayan Dog Chews

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  1. ~Jessie~

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    So, how long do they actually last? And do they smell?

    It takes my dogs a decent amount of time to get through bully sticks... and their antlers have lasted forever.

    I want to order one for each of my dogs, but I don't want them to eat through them in like 10 minutes.
     
  2. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I buy them at cost at my work. My dogs LOVE them and it takes my dogs a few days to chew through theirs. They don't smell super bad in the way bully sticks do in my opinion.. but ya they are a huge hit with my dogs.
     
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    Just curious, Skittle--what is the cost on these things?

    Lucy chews through bully sticks (the thick, 6" ones) in about 5-10 minutes. Her extra large antler was the size of a pencil after a few weeks. I'm hesitant to spend $9+ on something that may only last an hour, but I suppose I should try it once and find out!
     
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    Finn plowed through one in about an hour, and he's only a moderate chewer.
     
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    Bleh. That's disappointing :(
     
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    They definitely last longer than bully sticks, IMO!

    Jackson was never TOO interested in them. He would often just take it from me, walk around whining with it in his mouth, and then maybe chew on it a bit but he always lost interest after not even getting through half of it.

    They are hard as a rock, so I can't let him have one for a little while. After his dental surgery, he can't have anything too hard until after Christmas (don't wanna knock that $1300 filling out, LOL) so I won't be buying them anytime soon.
     
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    My dogs love them. They are HARD but mine plow through them in about 20 minutes.
     
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    I have had different sucesses.
    The ones in the packets with the solid colored labels lasted maybe 30 minutes.
    My local pet store sells some loose and they lasted a day.
    And then I won a few that were in vacuum packaging and those lasted about 2 days.
     
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    The one I got Kaylee was the largest hardest that the petstore had and it lasted maybe 15 minutes for her.
     
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    I got one for Zuma the other day, no odor, but it only lasted a couple hours for her. Better than a bully stick in my opinion... mostly cuz it doesn't smell like butt.
     
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    We sell them where I work and I hear mixed reviews on them. Some dogs manage to make them last a few days, while others make them last anywhere from 15mins to an hour. I haven't tried them on my dogs, but with the speed in which Dance chews through an antler or a Bully Stick (or anything, really) I don't imagine a Himalayan Chew would last her very long. Antlers are still my favourite for a relatively long lasting chew. A few weeks is much better than a few minutes. Himalayan Chews also seem pretty expensive to me in relation to the amount of chewing time it'll last.
     
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    We sell our large ones for $10... I get them for about $4 or $5. My dogs power chew through a lot of things, but I also don't let my dogs plow through them in one chew session.

    Antlers are.my favorite though. they last a few weeks and I get those half price too
     
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    I've only bought one once because they were really expensive and Tucker wasn't thrilled with it. It's hard and I think would last longer than a bully stick (I can't really compare because he likes bully sticks so much more). but they are shorter than a bully stick, and I like to throw his chews out once they get to a size he could choke on. And he dropped his Himalayan on the floor and it snapped in half so then instead of one big chew that would last a long time I had two small chews that were almost ready to get tossed, so that was upsetting.
     
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    I picked one up for Bear sometime last year and he showed absolutely no interest in it. He maybe licked at it once or twice. I completely forgot that we even had one lying around until I brought Pig home. She found it and started chewing on it. She put a respectable dent in it over the course of a week or so (chewing on it for only a few minutes at a time before something else caught her attention). I guess Bear decided it must be good, because he ended up picking it up and demolished it like it was nothing. The thing was gone within minutes.

    I never really noticed a strong odor...unless you actually pick the thing up and sniff it. Yeah, don't do that. It's not like, god-awful, but it's definitely not pleasant at close range.
     
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    Yeah, the idea of an odor had me worried. They're made from hardened yak's milk- something I could imagine reeking!

    I think I'm going to skip on them- they DO look really small, and I've had a dog gulp a piece of a Flossie before that caused a blockage. I'll stick to bully sticks and antlers, and then take those away when there's a nub left.

    Thanks so much for all of the help!
     
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    Actually, I don't find them to smell at all really.
     
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    Yeah i don't think they smell at all.
    I just stuck one right up to my nose and it really smells like baby formula.
     
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    The ones we have sort of smell like smokey campfire.
     
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    Resurrecting a dead thread: Okay, we just ordered a couple, and I gave one to Lucy tonight.

    OMG

    An hour later, it is still a decently large piece of yak (probably still half there!). WOW. This is a dog who goes through a standard sized bully stick in 5 minutes. Her antler was the size of a pencil nub in a week (and she showed relatively no interest in that, just chewed it out of boredom). This thing is worth the cost, no doubt.

    No real smell from a reasonable distance (I haven't gotten in her face and sniffed it). Bully sticks are far stinkier in my experience (even the good ones).

    I will absolutely pay $10 for a couple hours of peace from her!
     

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