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Great dental stick for your dog. Has the best ingredients for the fur child. At this value found on amazon it is a bargain and could not recommend any other product either. One of the best dental sticks and number 1 in my books. Keeps their teeth and gums in great health bonus is better breath too.
I bought the 60 count Petite Size (15-25 lb Dogs). The box included 2 zip-lock bags of the treats. The first few were hard and it took my dog a while to chew one up and eat it. I thought this was a good thing because it meant she was having to work her teeth more on it.
Even though I have kept the bag closed, the chews have become rubbery and soft. I can't imagine they are doing much for her teeth. I don't know if they have gone bad. Are they still safe to give my dog?
I went to greenies.com and used their contact form to ask about the treats. They have not bothered to respond. What's the point of having a form for customers to use if they are not going to respond? I am rating these the lowest I can because they have changed in consistency in a matter of days, and the manufacturer has non-existent customer support.
After one week my dog went to the vet with an intestinal blockage. Vet said that he sees this often with these chews. They are meant to be well chewed as the chews are very dense. If your dog doesn't take the time to really chew them (as most dogs don't), then it can end up getting stuck in their system.
My dog was not able to digest these and vomited up whole pieces of the chew. I even tried chopping it up into smaller pieces and she still vomited it up. I should not have bought such a large quantity. I recommend purchasing a smaller bag to try first to make sure your dog can digest them.
These made my dog very sick. She is 7.5 years old and had never had any issues before I began giving her Greenies. Exactly 6 days after I started feeding her Greenies was the first episode. She threw up that night and it looked a little strange. It was bile but had an orange tint to it. The next morning I awoke to find blood and throw up all over the floor. My dog was pooping out blood and throwing up after she drank any water. There was also some blood in her vomit. I called the vet and it took about 25 minutes to get her to the vets office. They ran some tests on her and said she was a little bit dehydrated and had gastroenteritis. They said they did not know what had caused it. The vet gave her some fluids under the skin, prescribed some antibiotics and I was able to take her home. She had diarrhea the next day (thankfully no more blood) but after that it cleared up. I did not realize at the time it was the Greenies. She was fine after that for another 4 months. I often gave her Greenies though not every day.
Then came the second episode. She was a bit more lethargic the day before, but otherwise seemed fine. However the next morning there was blood and vomit everywhere. I took her to the vet and they said it was hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and they wanted to keep her over the weekend on an IV. I asked them if Greenies could cause this and they didn't think so. I got to take her home on Monday and she still had bloody diarrhea for several days but her appetite was back. It took about 2 months for her to return to normal.
I ended up throwing away two boxes of Greenies. She hasn't had any issues at all since nor has she had any diarrhea since. It's important to point out that my dog ate her Greenies very quickly. She didn't chew them up properly. If your dog eats them quickly they are very dangerous. I gave these to two other dogs who would spend a lot longer eating them and they never had a problem. I don't give it to them anymore because it's not worth the risk. I am just thankful my dog is okay now. Vet bills were around 900. I realize it was not wise to feed them to my dog because she ate them too quickly.
I have 3 dogs. All of them loved the greenies and got so excited. But one of them had mini seizure after giving her greenies for a few weeks. It may be just a coincidence, but she had seizure last time I gave her these dental chews. Other 2 dogs are fine, but I stop giving greenies.
These things almost killed my dog. She tried to swallow it when it was chewed down enough to be nice and smooth and fit right into her wind pipe. Thank God I was there to reach in and get it out before it had been swallowed much further.
The VOHC is nothing special. They only require the product to reduce plaque OR tartar by 10% and that the product manufacturer do all the research in a minimum 7 day trial. Its also something you have to pay to have. Theres no way to see how long the study Greenies did or how much their product reduced plaque and tartar by. I know this is not a review on the product but dont buy this because of the VOHC ACCEPTED seal it means nothing. Brush your dogs teeth everyday or at minimum 3 times a week + Greenies and he should be good forever. Giving your dog Greenies everyday is not helping his teeth, if you don't or can't brush their teeth you need to get them an enzymatic chew.
Now to review the product. My dog obviously goes crazy for them. I have no idea if they are helping because i brush his teeth every day or every other day and only give him a Greeny when i don't brush them. I mostly bought them because i wanted to get him a nice treat something different and the enzymatic chews by Virbac he doesn't finish in 1 sitting he takes days to finish 1 sometimes. But the best thing for your dogs teeth is brushing them with a enzymatic tooth paste daily or at least 3 times a week, and make sure it DOES NOT CONTAIN XYLITOL.
I ordered Tiny treats, but was delivered much larger ones. For a 5 lb Yorkie missing a few teeth, it's hard to chew. Also, I think the order also has an automatic delivery after 3 months, so no idea what they will send then. To the sellers credit, I did not have to send them back.
Has anyone else complained that the 60 count Greenies Petite Size Dog Treats do not contain 60 pieces. This is the second order that did not last 60 days. We give our dog one Greenie a day, This order was received on August 30, 2018 and it is now depleted except for two chews. Please advise.
They are a mint flavored treat. They won't clean your dogs teeth any better than any other "chew" treat. Granted my pup does like them and I don't mind giving them to her. However the price has simply skyrocketed in less than 10 months. Almost double, if not more depending on size/quantity. Until the price comes down to earth I don't see the point in even buying these.