How To Make Yak Cheese Chew Puffs In Your Microwave

Do you know about the yak chew microwave hack?

Our Mighty Paw Yak Cheese Chews are one of our most popular long-lasting chews. And when there's only a little left, you can make it into a delicious yak chew puff that your dog will drool over. It only takes a few minutes, you don't need any special equipment, and you won't waste a crumb of your treats.

Learn About Yak Cheese Dog Chews

What are Yak Cheese Dog Chews?

Yak cheese dog chews are a popular and healthy alternative to traditional dog treats. With simple ingredients like milk, salt, and lime juice, they're a healthy alternative to risky treats like rawhide. The hard texture means they can handle power chewers of all breeds, keeping your pup entertained and satisfied for hours.

Pup enjoying a yak chew 

What are the benefits of Yak Cheese Dog Chews?

Yak cheese chews offer a range of benefits for your furry friend, including:

  • Improved Dental Health: Chewing on yak cheese helps remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting good oral hygiene.
  • Nutritional Value: Yak milk is rich in protein and calcium, which are essential for your dog’s muscle and bone health.
  • Digestible: Yak chews are easily digestible by almost all dogs, and great for pups with allergies to off the shelf treats. They're also safer than traditional rawhide chews and other dangerous treats that can contain preservative chemicals or splinter during chewing.
  • Entertainment And Enrichment: Dogs love the taste and texture of hard yak cheese chews! These tasty, long-lasting chews provides plenty of distraction and release natural endorphins as your dog chews away.

Like all our products, we take our Mighty Paw Yak Cheese Dog Chews to the next level with a few key features:

  • Made with just three natural ingredients: yak and cow milk, lime, and salt
  • No added flavors, chemicals, or preservatives
  • Sourced in Nepal and inspected here in the USA
  • Odor- and mess-free
  • Available in multiple sizes and pack counts to suit you and your dog

That's enough about these incredible dog chews. Let’s get into the fun part - turning them into tasty cheese puff treats!


How To Make Yak Chew Puffs

Everything you’ll need to turn yak chews into puffs in the microwave

First, get your materials together:

  • Yak cheese dog chew
  • Bowl of room temperature water
  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Microwave


Treat time is close! Follow these simple steps to make a delicious yak cheese treat for your dog:

  1. Soak the chew: Place the last few inches of the yak cheese dog chew into the bowl of water and let it sit for five minutes. This helps soften the chew and prepare it to puff in the microwave. We usually use the last 3” of our dogs’ chews, but any size will work!
  2. Microwave: Remove the chew from the water and place it on the microwave-safe plate. Microwave it for 45-60 seconds, or until puffing stops completely. The yak cheese chew will expand quite a bit, and can puff up to three times its size.
  3. Let cool: Allow the cheese puff to cool for a few minutes until it is completely cool to the touch. 
  4. Serve it to your dog!

Yak cheese puff

That’s it! In a few minutes you’ve transformed a yak cheese dog chew nub into a tasty, crunchy cheese puff that your dog will love. Make sure they’re eating over a surface that can handle some cheese crumbs and watch them enjoy.


Expert Tips

Safety Precautions For Your Cheese Puff

Making yak cheese puffs with a microwave is fun and easy, but keep safety in mind:

  • Always supervise your dog when giving them treats, especially homemade ones.
  • Let the cheese puff cool completely before giving it to your dog to avoid burns. Don’t let their begging face talk you out of this!
  • Observe the puff while microwaving, and adjust your time as needed to prevent overheating.
  • The yak cheese puff’s crispy texture means that there will be crumbs - at least until your dog gobbles them up! Make sure your dog eats over an easily cleaned surface that can handle crumbs.

Store Your Yak Cheese Puffs

If you have any leftover yak cheese puffs, put them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. The tasty treats will last several days with refrigeration, but check for any signs of spoilage before giving them to your dog.



You’re A Yak Cheese Puff Pro!

Time to make your own microwaved yak cheese chew puffs! Use up your leftover yak chews or make a stash for your pup. You'll both be enjoying this fun new snack in no time.

Remember to follow us on social media and tag @mightypaw with your cheese puff creations. Stock up on cheese chews and shop all our products for you and your furry friends here!

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