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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.
I have a dorky--a dachshund and yorky mix. She's adorable. My baby. I love her as if she were my child and will cut someone to protect her. I'm probably crazy but she's SO ADORABLE and her eyes are super soulful and she is just so wicked smart. I've never had a dog who was this smart. Reminds me of a Dean Koontz character, really. Anyways.
As much as I love her, I've not been fond of her breath smelling like an unmentionable area. More like a dozen unmentionable areas. I've tried everything you can thing of--various treats, bones, even the stuff you add to water (she's too smart and knows I spiked her water, and won't drink it).
So I tried these Greenies. She loves them. And after about a week of having one each day, her breath has improved 100%. Now when she yawns from the other side of the couch I don't want to gag. I don't mind her waking me up with a single puppy kiss now. These are awesome. I'm considering giving some to my brother, and seeing if it helps his breath too.
My 14 year old lab/chow (RIP) who recently passed away was a Greenies ADDICT. I am not kidding, when he was 14 years old, not much else could get him this excited. His eyes would get huge, he would pace around and start panting so hard I was afraid he was going to have a heart attack. We had been giving him Greenies since he was a puppy. He had amazing teeth- when we took him to a new vet she could not believe how old he was. She said he had the teeth of a dog half his age. We never needed any professional cleanings for him. I started to get the smaller size for him so we could give more of them, since he would get so happy about it.
My other 4 year old dog also loves these. We order them monthly which has become an expensive habit, but I don't care. I attribute my other dog's long life to at least partially to his daily Greenie habit. Also, it is fun to say "want a greenie?!?!" and she completely flips out with excitement.
I think these were fresh when they arrived and I have no idea on taste because I don’t eat them but my dogs love them. As far as the scent goes, they stink and I hate having to open up the container to give them to my dogs at night but the scent doesn’t hang around for very long so that’s a plus and the container I store them in holds the scent inside so it doesn’t leak out into my bedroom. However, those are my feelings about these. When it comes to how my dogs think of these they absolutely love them! They can’t wait for bedtime as one will run back to her kennel 5 times before she realizes it not bedtime and the other will constantly bark at nighttime to make sure I am going to bed and open the container before he will get into his kennel to have his bedtime “treat”. They love love these so I always have to try and make sure I have them on hand. I also have to put them in their kennel while they eat them otherwise they fight and try to take the other ones stick. I will say I wish these weren’t so expensive for an everyday treat and came more to a package. For a months worth for 2 small breed dogs it takes 2 packages since there are only 30 sticks in the package. 30 sticks divided between 2 dogs only lasts 15 days. Buying the biggest box that has 4 packages of 30 only gets us by for 2 months. And spending $65+ tax every 2 months is over $400 a year just on these alone. I would, and I’m sure others as well, would love to have these drop by at least half the amount in price and provide more to a package. Seems wasteful to use so many packages. There has to be a more cost effective and environmentally safe way to supply these to the customers.
I ordered the petite for my Cairn Terrier who is 7 years old and not a fan of rawhides. I try to wipe her teeth but I get just the outside. Here is the build up that came off her teeth after 3 greenies. She went from having rotting breath to puppy breath after a week. These pieces are the two big ones. Two small ones fell off later. See how it's shaped around a tooth. I stopped using the wipes.
Our corgi is not the most house broken when it comes to grooming. He gets fuzzy or runs away from you so sometimes brushing teeth can take longer than expected. We mentioned this to our local vet and asked for recommendations or suggestions of what to do, as Teolif our corgi, was showing signs of some build-up in his teeth. He told us to try out Greenies because the texture of it helps clean the teeth as the dog chews. Well I was skeptical and not sure if adding this treat to a treat-driven corgi would be of any use. But so far it has helped the process. Our corgi is obsessed with the treats, no surprise there. But it has also reduced the build-up to a more manageable occasional brushing-teeth need. This doesn't replace having to brush his teeth and it never will but it has helped tremendously to not have to chase him around just for brushing his teeth so often. We give him one a day, sometimes every other day and it's helped. Unfortunately I never took progress pictures but it works just takes time to see results. Oh and we get him the petite or tiny size because regular just seems to big for him, plus we have to keep his diet in check.
What is in these things that makes my dog go BANANAS when I say the word "Greenie" !? My dogs gets a Greenie every night at 9p as a bedtime snack and at 8:55 she starts whining for them. If she falls asleep before her treat and I say "Greenie" she will wake from a dead slumber and bolt to the cabinet they're stored in. I have a 20-pound dog and should have bought the Petite size instead of the Regular but they weren't too big to warrant breaking in half. Inside the box, the treats are in a resealable bag that keeps them fresh. The treats are fairly soft and take my dog <10 seconds to eat them. They aim to help with teeth cleaning and I do think my dog's teeth stay fairly clean using these. I wouldn't say these are a replacement to brushing (which I've done exactly 3 times in my dog's year of life), but do help with plaque and bad breath. This price is significantly cheaper than what I've paid at big-box pet stores and is a great value!
My little Italian Greyhound loves treats but hates having her teeth brushed. These little greenies are the perfect solution to getting my dog who hates having her teeth brushed, to help take care of her teeth. She's an older dog so I appreciate a little extra care in making sure the treats are yummy and small enough as well as easy to chew.
She was immediately in love with these Greenies and chewed them up in a fashion where she was reaching difficult areas to clean her teeth. They were also the perfect size for a small dog and she didn't choke or gag eating these small yet plentiful treats. They have been a safe treat which she has loved and so have we.
I have also noticed an improvement in her breath with these treats!! A great product.
Although there is no substitute for brushing, the Greenies provide the perfect supplement to keeping my dogs teeth clean and improving her breath along with keeping her health optimum all in a little bite.
We love greenies will never stop using them they are nice and soft break up easy smell pretty good and come in all flavors and sizes for your dogs! I tried one time using a cosco cheap brand before and dog almost choked they were too hard and didn’t break up right. Greenies are soft and great for there teeth! My dogs get one each before bed! Everyone brushes there teeth’s before bed! :) the vet always says at there yearly check ups that there teeth look great!
My pup loves these, possibly more than the nylabone versions we used to give him. He is an 11 lb terrier chihuahua mix, and I ordered the Petite size of these treats because he had this problem with the Mini size of the nylabone version of these treats where he would get too excited and just swallow the whole treat instead of chewing it, which defeats the purpose of giving them to him as a toothcleaning agent. Because these are bigger, he can't just swallow the entire thing at once. I watch him hold the treat between his paws and chew off small bits, like a normal dog, smacking his lips with glee.
This treats are usually reserved for when he gives us a poop on a walk. Before we give it to him, we usually make him do some tricks so he has to work for it. He gets so excited that he loses control and starts doing every trick in his book because he's so frantic to please us and get us to give him the treat. It's adorable.
I haven't noticed any difference in his breath, but he didn't have horrible breath to begin with. These treats were meant to help keep the plaque and tartar build up at bay, which isn't that bad to begin with because we only free him dry kibble.