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My German Shepherd is a complete Greenie addict. She knows when they’re in the house. She knows which cupboard they’re kept in. She knows what time of day she’s supposed to get hers. Her vet compliments her on her pretty white teeth, although some of that credit definitely has to go to the fact that my husband and I brush her teeth with one of those finger-toothbrushes and kiddie toothpaste (no fluoride, so safe if she swallows it), but I do know my dog chews a Greenie at least enough to get pieces between her teeth, and at four years old, she doesn’t have the kind of doggie breath that knocks you over if she breathes in your face. I do believe that some of the ingredients in Greenies help breath from within, so even if your dog inhales his or her Greenie, there’s still some benefit.
My only complaint about Greenies is that they’re expensive. There’s no denying that. If you do the math on this tub of 17, we’re talking about a dollar and forty-seven cents apiece. So I can see why that might stop some people in their tracks, and I understand. As for my dog, she’s on a limited diet because she’s allergic to a lot of things that are standard ingredients in a lot of dog food and dog treats. I feel like I’ve been a little bit trained myself, not to bat an eye at this price, and she definitely makes me at least a dollar and a half’s worth of happy every day.
If you’re looking at the Greenies in the 17-piece tub, considering them for purchase, though, I’m guessing your canine is also a Greenie addict, like mine. You’re going to buy them anyway, and if you get the free shipping, Amazon’s the place to get them.
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i still worry about the rumored threat to dogs from these treats, but they have changed the formula so i am assuming all is well with them. and i am assuming since they are front and center in most pet places that they are safe. and my italian greyhound is obsessed with them. they make her (usually hideous) breath smell fresh and clean and have really made a difference in the cleanliness of her teeth. i always make sure to watch her while she’s eating it, not only for her safety, but because it is freaking adorable to watch her chew on it. just a tip, these are cheaper from entirelypets from amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Greenies-Dental-Chews-ounce-Teenie/dp/B001CWEC2W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1266273814&sr=8-1
I have been feeding our dogs Greenie bones since they first came out and we have NEVER had a problem. I have German Shepards, Dobermans and medium sized hound dogs. They all love their GB’s and I find that because our Dobie tends to be a “garbage belly” (meaning she’ll eat anything!), so sometimes she doesn’t smell as nice as she should, really benefits from the “green” in Greenie Bones. I would like to know where “E. Antic” gets his/her information from…..as I can find nothing that says they are “deadly”, except for those people that haven’t done responsible research (not just hearsay from some list). If your dogs are gulpers or greedy chewers, then I wouldn’t feed them ANYTHING, especially RAWHIDE, that could be gulped and swallowed in large pieces or whole. Do we need to bring up “NYLABONES”????? Always be a responsible dog owner and supervise your dogs when giving any kind of treats. Please don’t be afraid of Greenie Bones because of E. Antic’s post. You can buy Greenie’s in singles, so try one before you commit to a whole box. I have friends that have dogs that don’t really like them and that’s okay. My girls live for their morning GB’s and I now give them Greenie “Smart Biscuits” for an afternoon snack. They love the taste and we love them for the ‘benefits’!!
I respectfully request that Amazon and Amazon members make up their own minds, and not fall to the ‘fear mongers’ and ignorance amoung us. Always supervise your dogs when giving treats – after all, they are the animals and we are supposed to be the ‘smart’ ones…..don’t be afraid, do your homework, it always pays!
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