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Greenies Dental Chews for Dogs & Cats

Greenies dental chews are America’s most popular dog treat to help combat plaque and bad breath in our canine pets.  Available for both dogs and cats in a unique shape designed to let your pet “brush” their own teeth once a day.  For the best priced Greenies click the link below.

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Whilst most of us know that in theory regular brushing of our pets teeth would be a great idea, few of us manage the task.  That’s why so many pet owners choose oral hygiene chews that help remove plaque and tartar in a way that is pleasant for both pet and owner.

Greenies Chews

GreeniesGreenies come in various sizes dependant on the size of animal to be treated.  It is important to buy the correct pack to allow your dog or cat to enjoy their treat safely and effectively.

Each chew is fairly low in calories, and only one per day is needed to keep oral health at its best.  But like any additional tit-bit being given you should of course adjust the food intake to make room for these extra treats.  Obesity in pets is a growing concern and one that is totally down to us, the owners to guard against if we want our pets to remain happy and healthy for the longest time possible.

Greenies for Dogs

Like CET Enzymotic dental chews, Greenies are chewy treats that use the action of chewing and natural abrasion to remove plaque and tartar from your pets teeth.  Unlike CET chews they do not have an additional enzyme formula to help deal with bacteria and reduce future plaque build up though.  But they do contain additional minerals and vitamins useful for all round good health and they are cheaper to buy.

The list of ingredients in canine Greenies is pretty long;

Gelatin, Wheat Protein Isolate, Glycerin, Soy Protein Isolate, Sodium Caseinate, Natural Poultry Flavor, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Vegetable Oil (Preserved with Propyl Gallate), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Lecithin, Ground Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Monostearate, Monoglycerides of Edible Fatty Acids, Choline Chloride, Potassium Sorbate (A Preservative), Minerals (Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Maganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide and more).

Note though that wheat is included which is occasionally a trigger for allergies in a few dogs.

Greenies for Cats

Greenies are a corn based dental chew for cats, supplied in four flavors (beef, tuna, salmon or fish) so they are acceptable to our fussier feline friends.  Again they do need to be chewed up into small bits to be effective and ensure no large hard parts are swallowed.  If your cat is not a greedy or fast eater these can be a simple and proven way to improve their oral hygiene.

Greenies Considerations

Greenies for dogs are useful for maintaining good oral health in canines over 5 lbs in weight, and six months of age.  They should not be given to extremely small or young animals.

They are designed to be chewed up into small bits that are easy to swallow and digest.  The nature of these types of dental chews is that stay hard for some time (that is how they help remove plaque by abrasion when being chewed).  This is fine for those dogs that break them apart before swallowing, but if your pet is one of those that tries to swallow everything whole keep an eye on them, as these may not be the ideal way to deal with their oral hygiene needs.  Something like Proden Plaquoff that is sprinkled onto meals might be more suitable.

The chews are 96% digestible so only a tiny part is too hard to be absorbed by the gut.  For dogs that break them into smaller parts this is great.  Indeed a little roughage is great for anal gland health and worm prevention (as any advocate of the raw meaty bone diet will no doubt tell you).

Greenies Best Deals

Greenies at your local store can prove expensive.  Check out the link at the top for the cheap Greenies with the best priced source we have found online for the entire Greenies dental chew range for both dogs and cats.

Written by Karl