Pongo loves to chew and he’s very good about only chewing appropriate things. He has a toy basket full of Galileo Bones for him to chew at his leisure but his all-time favorite chew object is a raw beef marrow bone.
He gets to indulge in these while Steve and I eat dinner. We are very careful about watching him so he doesn’t break off large pieces or partake in too much of a good thing and end up with an upset tummy. It’s pure ecstasy for him to dive into his raw bone.
As you can tell, Pongo can be a total little brother when it comes to flaunting his bone in front of Reid. Reid does get a bone too but spends a few minutes licking them and then she’s done. I think it hurts her deteriorating teeth to chew on something so hard. We end up putting her bone away when she’s done because Pongo will be greedy and want both bones.
We are always on the look out for chews that aren’t going to cause intestinal blockage (rawhides) or break off into big pieces that will have to be surgically extracted later (some raw bones). I had seen these Himalayan Dog Chews at our local Mill & Feed store but always bypassed them because they were made out of Yak and Cow’s milk.
With ingredients like those, I assumed they were soft and would be devoured within minutes. Then I read a post on the Notes From A Dog Walker blog about these dog chews. The author was raving about them and how long they lasted, even with her most powerful chewer. So, I picked some up the next time I was at Alaska Mill & Feed.
Pongo loves his new cheesy sticks! I love that they break off in small pieces and if he does happen to break off a larger piece, he’s able and pretty good about chewing them down into smaller pieces. The only drawback the Himalayan Dog Chews have is they give Pongo some pretty horrendous gas. Oh well…I guess that’s the price you pay for some peace of mind.