Is Your Chew Safe?
You’ve just opened your dog’s kennel door to find it has artificially snowed, or rather exploded in bedding fluff. Your pup looks up at you with his version of a get-out-of-jail-free card (those sweet brown puppy-dog eyes.) He’s very proud of his accomplishment of destroying that pesky dog bed.
A dog’s natural instinct is to chew. We can thank their ancestors, the wolf, for that habit. Chew a bed, chew a bone, it doesn’t matter to them!
Curbing your dog’s instinctual behavior to one that is appropriate for domesticated life can be difficult. Ideally, they chew should be tough enough to last longer than five minutes and benefit them nutritionally, too.
We’ve rolled out a new product that has the Rogue stamp of approval. It’s a yak stick; a crunchy, nutritionally dense chew made from yak’s milk, cow’s milk, salt and lime. It is also the highest protein and fat content stick on the market.
That’s it, 100% real! No fillers, chemicals or preservatives, just real nutrition.
All yak chews are not created equal. Our product comes directly from the local farmers in the high Himalayas. Each dairy must go through certification of their facility and their animals to verify they have produced highest quality product fit for your dog’s snack.
Each batch of yak chews is processed in a USDA inspected and certified facility in Nepal. At various points in production, the yak sticks are tested for salmonella, E. Coli, and yeast. Mold and water activity are also monitored. These quality control tests are conducted by an independent facility.
In addition, our yak sticks are the only third-party verified chews on the market. Once received, every batch is sent off for nutrition and quality testing at an AFFCO approved lab in Texas. This additional testing is required in order to be a Rogue-Approved brand. We want to make sure that there is another layer of safety to ensure a 100% honest product.
The next time your dog looks up at you with those sweet eyes, give them a yak stick that’s going to add functional nutrition and value to them. If it’s not adding value to your dog, it’s subtracting.
Nathan Dewsbury, (part-time scientist and full-time field-specialist) is founder and CEO of Rogue Pet Feed. He’s spent 15 years working in the global animal health markets, feed manufacturing, and is passionate about animal nutrition education. Nathan is a two-time Texas A&M graduate, an accomplished dog trainer, and a published author in canine genetics. When he’s not working he can be found exploring the outdoors with his wife Stacy and their son Wyatt where he enjoys spending time training dogs to work livestock.