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Anyone recommend these for your dog(s)? I am not sure how much mine would like them but thinking about tryin them out. I'd like it to keep them busy. I tried bully sticks for the first time a week ago and they loved them, not sure how often you should give those though...
 

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All my dogs will chew these, though not all the time. They go through phases. Even Vegas, the most picky dog I've ever seen will chew these sometimes. This is the dog that will not eat a cookie (human cookie, a rare treat) without milk. They normally chew them for a few days then won't touch them for a few weeks, then one day I see them chewing on them again for a while. What I really like about these is that when they get too small I can just pop them into the microwave and they puff up and make a crunchy treat that everyone loves.
 

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How long in the microwave? That's interesting!
 

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I've found that my dogs prefer them over antlers and rawhide (I sometimes give the pressed rawhide bones to my parents' dog who's not a very powerful chewer), but not over bully sticks. On the other hand, they last much longer than bully sticks, and don't smell nearly as bad, so that's a win in my book. I buy the 3 pack for 55 or 65 # dogs, and they cost less than $10 each that way. Granted, my dog is much smaller than the size I'm buying, I vaguely recall that when I had a 50 lb dog, they disappeared more quickly, but still lasted longer than a bully stick.

I've also found that the braided bully sticks last considerably longer than the regular kind, but the smell is still an issue. They are by far the favorite of the dogs though :)

Microwave instructions should be on the package, I think it's a minute or so though.
 

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My dogs like them but Stella has a sensitive stomach so she can't really have them much. And I believe it's just 30 seconds in the microwave to pop up little pieces. Try a lesser time first to be safe!
 

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I hit a minute and then watch them, most of the time it's between 30 and 45 seconds. I buy mine on Ebay, a different brand. They last just as long and the dogs seem to like them just as much.

The bully sticks I buy don't have much of a smell, and they don't really smell bad.
 

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Mine actually don't like them. Echo will chew on just about anything, but when I tried a Himalayan chew, she only cared for about 5 minutes then wanted nothing to do with it. My other two aren't big chewers but do occasionally, but never showed even a little interest in them.
 

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My girl loves himalayan chews but spending $7.00 for a medium one is pricey since it is gone in one day! Bully sticks last longer in our house as do buffalo ears and tracheas ...........BestBullySticks.com is a great place to find good chews.....they have the oderless bully sticks too! They have many different protein choices too!
 

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My girl loves himalayan chews but spending $7.00 for a medium one is pricey since it is gone in one day! Bully sticks last longer in our house as do buffalo ears and tracheas ...........BestBullySticks.com is a great place to find good chews.....they have the oderless bully sticks too! They have many different protein choices too!
I will def check out this site. The last bully sticks I bought didn't smell, but I have seen some that do smell horrid. It was a 2pk of 12" sticks for $20 though - can't be buying those often.

I skipped the chews for now, only because I bought 2 Seresto collars and dog food so it was a pricey trip...
 

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I don't typically give chews but if I do I like to give them outside. Is this a chew that can be given inside? It was mentioned they don't stink but do they stain or spoil? It would be nice on a rainy or other bad weather days if they could have something inside.
 

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They are hard and I've never seen any stains. They smell like smokey cheese. I see no reasons not to feed them inside.
 
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I don't typically give chews but if I do I like to give them outside. Is this a chew that can be given inside? It was mentioned they don't stink but do they stain or spoil? It would be nice on a rainy or other bad weather days if they could have something inside.
We have beige/off white carpet and it wasn't stained, but there were a lot of little chips in/on the carpet.
That could be a result of having a very strong chewer. Only 10 minutes and 1/3 of the 55lb size was gone. For this it's too expensive for me, but I haven't found anything edible and more or less natural that holds up long. bully sticks are gone in 10-15 minutes as well (and I tried a raw pig's ear yesterday, that didn't last 5 minutes). :(

But yes, I would not think twice giving them inside. Hardly any smell and hardly any mess.
 
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Love Himalayan chews. Pax is a chewer and these give him a destructive outlet...have not had a single issue with chewing anything else and his toy destruction also subsided since giving him these on a regular basis.


Pax gnaws on his on the carpet in my bedroom...zero issues. Since they are also a treat, he licks up any mess he may make while macking down on the chews.

Depending on your dog's size get the largest ones practical, they are more expensive but last longer than a small or medium chew. Pax is a mid size dog and I get him the XL chews.

...and once they are down to bite size...45 seconds in the microwave then allow to cool.
 

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Tux loves his chew! Unfortunately for the little monster he has a bit of a weak stomach so he can't have it as often as he likes. (He knows where it is so sometimes I find him just sitting next to the jar waiting :eyeroll: )

ALSO the dog store by me sells the "pupcorn" version of this. Apparently the people who make them found everyone loved the microwave aspect and made little bags like popcorn :)
 
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