Have you been avoiding introducing your pup to yak chews for fear they're too hard?  This is a common misconception. In fact, many dog owners believe that their pups would be better off with rawhide. However, this couldn't be further from the truth! Yak chews are a great alternative to rawhide, and they come with a host of benefits. Let's take a closer look.

Yak chews are made from 4 natural ingredients - yak milk, cow milk, lime juice, and salt. They are sourced from the Himalayan region in Nepal and have no preservatives or any additives. This makes them great for dogs with certain allergies.

So, are yak chews too hard for dogs? That really depends on your dog. Some dogs will chew on anything and others are a bit more particular. The best way to find out is to let your dog try one and see how they do. If you're concerned about them being too hard, you can always soak the yak chew in some water before giving it to your dog.  It's recommended to use lukewarm water (not too hot) and let the yak chew sit for about 5-10 minutes. This will help soften it up a bit and make it easier for them to chew on.

Yak chews are specifically designed to be chewed on by dogs of all sizes. In fact, many dog owners find that their dogs enjoy chewing on yak chews more than anything else!

The other concern that people have is that yak chews may be dangerous for their dogs if they swallow them whole. While it is true that you should never give your dog anything to chew on that is larger than their mouths, yak chews are actually very unlikely to cause any problems even if they are swallowed whole. This is because they are made of four natural ingredients - yak milk, cow milk, lime juice, and salt - ingredients that are all easily digested by dogs.

As with any treat or chewy toy, it's important to supervise your dog while they're enjoying their yak chew. This will help ensure that they don't choke on it or swallow it whole.  It's recommended to give your pup a yak chew and let them try it.  If you notice that it's to hard, try softening it up and see if that does the trick.  It will take most dogs a good while to get into the yak chew; however, this will depend on a few factors-their size and how aggressive of a chewer they are.

Always supervise your pup when they are enjoying their new treat and take it away immediately if your pup is struggling with it or if something doesn't seem right.  If you have any concerns about whether or not yak chews are right for your dog, be sure to consult with your veterinarian.  Check out our top recommended yak chews and grab one for your pup today (they will thank you!)