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 lil guy loves these! He takes it and runs away to hide and chomp away on it! They are a bit big so if he didn't eat too long ago, then I split it in half and give him the other half a little later. They smell minty, at least as minty as a dog treat can get. I knocked off one star because I can't totally tell if it helps with his breath. His breath isn't too stinky to begin with, but I can't tell if it's made a difference. It probably would make a bigger difference if I gave it to him everyday since it's a daily treat, but I give it to him every couple days.
Four legged buddy seemed to like them so o guess that means the flavor was good. I can’t speak about that personally though. Smell of them isn’t the best and in reality not sure if any of these dental treats really do much of anything to help. While the pup liked them, there are many more less expensive options out there that he likes just as much so I don’t thing I will buy them again.
I’m not sure what to say as the dog loves these – I will take his word for it vs. trying it for myself! I can tell the difference in his teeth since using these, and a bit fresher on the breath. While priced comparably to my local store, please note you can save 5% more if you use the subscribe and save option and they automagically show up at your door on schedule.
My dog begs for this before bed (open crate). At times she seems to be addicted! Dont know what the real reason is, as she has different taste experiences and Only licks her chops almost wildly before this treat.
These are voted best for preventative care. Helps create more time in between brushings for your dog, doesnt replace it. Dont know if our puppy will like them 😂 but good deal. I believe you can get the 72 pack at Costco for $3 cheaper, but...whatever. I didn't have to leave my house. Ha!
We have had a cat that developed some teeth problems in his old age. Our vet explained that animals today live much longer than they used to and longer than is probably natural. He says that they basically outlive the "design life" of their teeth. He suggests we brush our animal's teeth regularly - at least once a week. Well, we don't. There is just too much to do already. Who has time for that? So, I take some consolation in doing what I can to help my dog's teeth by giving him Greenies. They are too expensive for me to buy at the local stores, but getting them on Amazon is affordable for me.
I give this to my dog every other day to keep his teeth clean. He loves it. As to whether or not it would work solely by itself without actually having to brush his teeth, I'm not sure. When he ate this alone, his teeth had some hard tartar on them. However, now that I'm brushing his teeth every other day with an enzymatic toothpaste, there is no hardening visible. Greenies, if given everyday, slightly reduces tartar buildup. I just didn't want to do that because it's rather high in calories. One petite greenie is 51 calories, and my dog calorie limit is almost 500 per day. The Greenies LITE is not that much less in calories, and my dog likes it LESS, so stopped buying them.
My dogs have been eating these for over a year now and while I haven't noticed a difference in their gums or tartar buildup, they LOVE these! I have a Scottie and a Westie and these are the perfect size. They come to work with me every day and they get their Greenie in the car ride. They will no longer even come down the stairs to go out to the garage unless I show them their Greenie (spoiled boys have me trained)! These are much cheaper than what I was paying at the chain pet store in my city.