Back in 2003, good friends Nishes and Suman Shrestha were hanging out and having dinner. Suman noticed Nishes dog Chaos, chewing on a piece of Himalayan hard cheese…and really enjoying it!
Inspired by Chaos’ love for this Himalayan treat (a traditional human treat in Nepal that’s made with Yaks’ milk, salt and lime juice), Suman gave samples to other dogs in the family and their friends! The response was overwhelming!
Soon Suman and Nishes were tapping into their Nepalese roots and cooking up batches of Himalayan cheese in the kitchen! The response was exciting and it lead to four years of concentrated research on cheese for canines! And this was the beginning of Himalayan’s quest for bringing tradition and innovation together.
Finally, in 2007 Chaos took his two friends Nishes and Suman to the Bellingham Pet Fair in Washington State and they introduced our Original Himalayan Dog Chew…
Today, we are the largest exporter of Himalayan Cheese out of Nepal employing more than 9,000 farmers who are now earning better than living wages. We’ve also added a “USA MADE” product line where we source, manufacture and package our products locally, in Washington State.
We now distribute Himalayan Dog Chew all over the world and we continue to grow… these past 10 years have been jam-packed with exciting product launches, and this is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many more incredible products that came to life! If you’re curious about what else has launched recently, browse through NEW PRODUCTS page. Happy discovering!!
2018 is almost here, and we're expecting to launch a bunch of cool new toys and treats for dogs and cats!
Our Himalayan tradition cherishes nourishing our connections with the past even while we’re on a never-ending quest for creativity. Innovative, on the leading edge, conscientious, smart, fun loving and caring is what makes Himalayan Pet Supply The Leader of the Pack!
Himalayan Corporation aspires to become the most prominent company in the pet industry while maintaining and building our reputation for innovative, healthy and high-quality products. We will fuel growth through building our reputation by continuing to honor and integrate time tested traditions and creative innovation.
Treating one another with utmost respect – Provide exceptional customer service – Produce and sell products of the highest quality- maximize savings, satisfaction and value for our customers.
We sustainably source our yak milk through direct trade relationships with more than 4,000 Himalayan farmers, most of whom are located in Nepal. All of our farmers are carefully trained in traditional production methods to guarantee not only our high level of standards, but also the continuation of cultural traditions. Our farmers receive competitive compensation, so that they can not just survive, but thrive. We also utilize all natural, free-range feeding practices.
After the milk is boiled for an hour, it is poured into a hand-cranked centrifuge while still hot to remove all the fat. The remaining fat-free milk is used to make Himalayan Dog Chew, while the fat is boiled to make ghee, a local butter that is sold as a separate commodity. Once the milk has cooled down, a touch of salt and lime juice is added as a coagulant, before the milk solids are separated and washed to remove the whey and any remaining hints of salt and lime juice.
Using burlap sacks, moisture is squeezed out of the milk solids for three weeks. Bricks are used as weights and shapers on top of the sack of moist chew. The resulting cakes are then cut to size and strung to hang under the sun, where they are smoked using traditional and time-tested techniques for two to three months.
Third-Party analysis and tests are conducted by: Washington State University, Oklahoma State University, Midwest Laboratories, and Edge Laboratories
The chew is then transported from our farmers to our warehouse in Kathmandu, where it is sorted for quality. Only the best seventy-five percent are shipped to the US, while the remainder is sold in local Nepali markets as the traditional hard cheese snack. The chew is further cleaned using buffing machines and lime juice and are cut to size in our facilities in WA, US and Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, the chew is packaged and shipped to dealers across the US, Canada, Korea, and Japan.