1. What makes Yak-9 chews special and different?
We use 100% yak milk as our only ingredient - no cow milk, no lime, no salt, no added preservatives, and no GMOs. We use all-natural grass-fed yak milk in our chews. Our chews can be enjoyed by senior dogs with sensitive allergies, teething puppies, and every K-9 in between.
2. 100% yak milk? My dog has never had yak milk, is it good? How is it made?
Your dog has been missing out; our K-9s love yak milk. Nothing compares to its rich cheesy flavor. Not only are these chews tasty, but they are also healthy, long-lasting, and perfect for all-natural chewers out there. The chew is high in protein and great for your dog's health and well-being all throughout the different stages of life. Our 100% yak milk comes from our yaks that live in high altitudes and graze naturally on what the earth provides. Milk is boiled, the curd is formed, the whey is drained and the cheese is smoke-dried to perfection. The cheese is dried using the sun's heat and firewood smoke for months before it solidifies to a hard chew.
3. Packaged in the USA?
Each piece of chew is inspected to make sure it meets our strict quality control standards prior to packaging. We package all of our products in The Woodlands, Texas.
4. What are the sizes available?
We have 4 different sizes extra small, small, medium, and large.
Extra Small for dogs under 15 lbs. About 3 inches long.
Small for dogs under 30 lbs. About 4 inches long.
Medium for dogs 30 – 60 lbs. About 6 inches long.
Large for dogs 60 – 150 lbs. About 8 inches long.
5. Where can I buy Yak-9 Chews?
Yak-9 retail stores
6. What flavors are available?
We add no artificial flavor to our chews. They have a rich natural flavor of smoke-dried cheese.
7. Can I give my puppy Yak-9 Chews?
Yes, make sure you pick a small size to a medium size depending on the puppy. Yak-9 is meant to be a snack and not a meal.
8. What is the shelf life of Yak-9 chews?
9. Can dogs have yak chews every day and how much can they have?
10. Is Yak-9 registered with the FDA and what kind of quality control do you have in place?
YAK AND COW MILK
Yak and cow milk is known for its health benefits for centuries. Rich in protein, low in fat, the milk contains antioxidants, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and E. Our chews are handcrafted in small batches and smoke-dried to perfection for months by artisans in the Himalayan alpine pastures of Nepal, where our yaks and cows feed on wild grass and native herbs, which yields exceptional quality milk with high nutritional benefits.
Turmeric contains a natural compound called curcumin, which offers many of the same benefits as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial medication. Curcumin is known to prevent the development of cancerous growth and stops it from spreading. Turmeric Yak chews, which are made using organic turmeric and yak milk offer the greatest health benefits for dogs. We source our organic turmeric from the first USDA certified organic farm in Nepal.
Honey contains trace amounts of antioxidants, (pinocembrin- associated with improved brain function) enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids, which help strengthen the immune system. Rich in vitamins (A,C,D,E,K), B- complex, and minerals (calcium and magnesium), honey is a healthy ingredient that supports digestion, mobility and immune systems in pets. Pure honey from the Himalayan mountains combined with yak milk, serves as a perfect long-lasting treat for K9s. We source our organic honey from a women-led cooperative of 800 women.
Coconut contains lauric acid which is rich in antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties. It is known to support metabolism in dogs, provide higher level of energy and vitality, protect them from illness, and speed healing. Coconut also contains fatty acids that improve dogs' skin and coat, digestion, weight control, overall mobility, and cognitive health. Organic coconut combined with yak milk provide dogs with high nutritional benefits.
Blueberries are a delicious treat for dogs that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and K to support your pup’s immune system. They are also high in fiber, nutrient-dense and low in calories. Our blueberries are sourced from USDA certified organic farm in the USA.
With so many nutrients packed into one ingredient, pumpkin has a ton of different benefits for dogs. Pumpkin contains a high concentration of vitamin A and a lot of potassium which assists in metabolism and overall immune health. Our pumpkins are sourced from USDA certified organic farm in the USA.
Flaxseed is a natural compound that contains anti-inflammatory properties, which can help ease symptoms of arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and maintain healthy skin and coat in dogs. Flaxseed also has lignans, which can improve cardiovascular health and may help fight cancer.Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, it is rich in fiber and protein, which is important to the digestive health and energy to strengthen the immune system in dogs.