When news of a Scottish cow milk cheese chew came our way we were intrigued. (Along with tongue-tied. Try saying “Scottish cow milk cheese chew” five times fast!) As past experience has taught us, we need to be pretty picky about what treats and chews our guys get.
So sent off a message to the Highland K9 Dog Chew people asking where it could be purchased in the US. They replied, while their product isn’t yet available in the US, it can be ordered via their Churpi Ltd. website and shipped Royal Mail.
Zipped over and checked out their site, but shipping to the US is equivalent to the price of the product. A bit offsetting. So sorry Crew, no exotic, heather-grazing Scottish cow milk cheese chews for you.
Then a few days later, landed on the UK Amazon site while pursuing info about a Frenchie item. Thought of the cheese chew. Did a search. Ta da! UK Amazon sold it and for a slightly lower shipping price. “Hum… wonder if the UK site works with my US Amazon account?” Tap, tap, tap. Amazon UK likes US dollars and will even do the price conversion for you. Go figure!
So placed an order for a couple of chews and patiently waited the week or so for the package to arrive via Royal Mail.
Upon arrival, Ghost immediately helped open the customs-sticker adorned package with its handwritten declaration of dog chews. (Pretty darn clever for a dog that can’t read.)
After opening the package, we snapped some pictures of the unmolested product, then tossed one to the dogs. Funny how Ghost was standing first in line…
After he’d been happily chewing on it for a bit, we wondered how it stood up to the Himalayan yak milk chew our guys like. So, while this was not done in proper scientific fashion, tossed a half-chewed version in front of him. As you can see in the photo, no interest. Of greater note, there is a B-A-L-L behind him and he’s ignoring that for the K9 Chew. This is far more remarkable.
Rotation of the K9 Chew through the Ebullient Crew met with approval at each stop. Mandie did her Happy Pounce dance when it came her turn, then settled in and gave it a good, solid chomping. Tossed other chews into the mix. Nope. No swaying from the prize of the moment.
In the close-up picture below, you can see the color and slight texture difference between the K9 Chew and the Himalayan chew. The K9 Chew doesn’t have the darker, cheesier color the yak milk chew gets from its smoking process. Kinda like the difference between Swiss and Gouda. Either way, not a bad thing as neither chew seems to stain paws.
And the last photo is of the back of the label. Click it to make it bigger and easier to read. (In fact, all these photos can be made larger with a click.)
What’s the verdict? The dogs loved this chew. To the point of standing and staring at the last known point of placement. You know how it goes: dog looks at you…looks at counter…looks at you…looks back at counter; all with sad, pleading puppy dog eyes. The other important item of note, no tummy upsets or excessive methane production. Happy dog, happy humans.
Now why were we being mean and putting it away? Because this chew goes fast! Really fast. With judicious sharing, our guys enjoyed the two chews for about a week. It may be a tough chew, but bulldog people know, their dog’s jaws are tougher. And while it may be due to the newness factor, they seemed to stick with this chew longer than the Himalayan chew, adding to its disappearance factor.
Would we get this again? Yes, but it certainly would nice to eliminate the high shipping fee since they have such a short chew life. (Hint, hint to all you US retailers.) It’s a nice mix along with the longer-lasting Himalayan chews.
How this chew stacks up with our Crew:
|Highland K9 Dog Chew||Himalayan Chew|
|Apparently very tasty||Tasty|
|Softer texture — some sizable pieces flake off while being chewed||Very durable|
|Light/pale color||Darker/smokey color|
|Nonfat cow milk/salt||Yak and cow milk/salt/lime juice|
|Made in Scotland||Made in Himalaya|
|Large chew — approx $9–10||One size (large) — approx $9–10|
|Higher shipping cost and wait time||No or low shipping cost|
Interested enough to order some? Order Highland K9 Chews from their site or from Amazon UK. As we found out, if you have a US Amazon account, it WILL allow you to purchase from the UK site.
Highland K9 Dog Chew — website
Their site has a currency converter for US Dollars, Euros, and British Pounds.
Highland K9 Dog Chew — available thru Amazon.co.UK
Click on the images below. They are sold in packages of one or two.
Since we compared the K9 Chew to the Himalayan Dog Chew, here’s a link to their site and product. Definitely another product worthy of consideration by your pooch!