How To Get Little Dogs To Chew Stuff.

How To Get Little Dogs To Chew Stuff.

It’s so common to see little dogs with terrible teeth. And I found something that a lot of little dogs will actually chew. For example, to find something that a YORKIE will chew is miraculous.

What’s the problem with terrible teeth?

Without going into tons of detail: 

  1. It’s gross to think the dog’s licking you with pus in its mouth.
  2. It hurts
  3. It smells horrible
  4. Germs get from the teeth and gums into the liver, lungs and heart. 

Number 4 is the biggie.

And big dogs will eat a knucklebone but little dogs often won’t take ANY animal bone. BUt a lot of little dogs WILL take a Himalayan / Yak / Tibetan treat.

So what happened was, some Monks were sitting around a fire in 400 AD and they accidentally left some Yak Milk on the fire and fell asleep and in the morning, they found an orange block of rock hard Yak Milk in the pot. And not knowing what to do with it, they threw it away and the next thing you know, their dog was gnawing on it, and had sparkly teeth.

And Tibetan Treats were born. You can find them on and all you do is search Yak Milk Tibetan Treats and you’ll be loaded down. A “good price” would be $20 a pound. Or any variation of that. Be careful because they’ll sell you an ounce of treat for like, 6 bucks and that works out to like $100 a pound!

Below, the ones I buy for my dogs and the office:


  1. First, get small ones.
  2. Stand them up in warm water for about 5-6 hours about 1/2 to 3/4 inch submerged and the end of it will begin to soften and become ‘chewy’ and then the dog considers it “started” and will keep on keepin’ on.

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.