Anything edible is a choke hazzard. Any toy that could be torn appart is a choke hazzard. Nothing should really be give nto eat or play with without supervision whether it's a bone, or an edible treat.
I am feeling sarcastic this afternoon. I suppose, that since people sometimes choke on their food, we should all stop eating. I mean, even mush can be an inhalation hazard and result in pneumonia leading to death. So, since food is on occasion deadly, we should starve ourselves to death.
Sheesh, the reality of life is, sometimes things (like choking) happen accidentally. Supervision is important with any dog chewing on anything. If a dog is sensitive to gluten, then by all means, don't feed that dog stuff with gluten in it. But don't assume that what is right for one dog is right for all of them.
What is up with the claim that Greenies are high in fat? HUH? My dog food has a higher fat content, and the liver that I sometimes give as a treat has a higher fat content, and let's not even MENTION pig's ears... Greenies look really healthy comparatively if you ask me!
How come greenies are so expensive! I went to petsmart the other day and wanted to buy a small bag. I thought it was going to be 3 or 4 bucks, but it was 20?! Is it made out of wheatgrass or something????
Ingredients: Processed wheat gluten, glycerin, natural flavor, powdered cellulose, monosodium phosphate, monoglycerides of edible fatty acids, magnesium stearate and chlorophyll. No artificial coloring, synthetic preservatives, and no plastics or other inert ingredients.
I'd say it's not worth that much money. The phrase "crap in a bag" comes to mind. LOl
Note: it does contain one good ingredient which is chlorophyll
Tessa, you are absolutely right that Greenies are dangerous for dogs. We looked up comments about Greenies on another message board and found that it has caused many cases of intestinal obstruction needing emergency surgery and many cases have also ended up in death. Someone had to have their dog put to sleep prematurely because of complications from Greenies.
I gave my puppy Hershey a Greenie yesterday before knowing about the dangers of Greenies Dental Treats. Sure wish we hadn't listened to a pet salesman that Greenies were great. Hershey has thrown up at least 2 times already with pieces of undigested Greenie. Hopefully, she feels better soon.
Everyone has been talking about choking on food. Dogs like people who eat too big of a bite or quickly can get food lodged causing choking. But, the complications of Greenies aren't only from choking on it. I recommend you typing in your search engine "Dangers from Greenies Dental Treats". I guarantee that you will be shocked by what you find out about them.
To those who believe that greenies are safe, please read comments at message board at
**Sorry, no posting links to other forums!
to tell you otherwise. It doesn't matter what breed of dog you have. Greenies are very dangerous and can be deadly for your pup. Why put your dog at risk!
Hopefully, my own puppy is getting that Greenie that she ate out of her system. As I said before, she threw up several times undigested big chuncks of greenie. It looks like eventhough Hershey loved the greenie, it just didn't agree with her at all.
Also look at AOL Message Board Vizsla. Do you give Greenies?
There are probably other website links about how dangerous greenies are. Please take the time to do the research. It would be just awful if you chose to not check into this matter and kept feeding Greenies to your dogs. I definitely don't want anyone to lose their precious pup from severe and possibly deadly complications of feeding Greenies to your dogs. It seems like very few of us realize and believe that greenies are dangerous.
I haven't been a puppy owner that long or even subscribed to TP that long, but I do know that many of you have been very nice and have given me great advice. The internet has also been very helpful. Thank goodness for computers!
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Sorry, don't know why my message posted again while i edited my message. I know everyone here probably has at one time or another had to edit their message. My 2nd message post will hopefully be deleted.
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I tried to mention a website link about dangers of Greenies. It looks like TP deleted it since it was to another forum. Either way, please do research about the dangers of feeding your puppy Greenies.
I gave my lab puppy, Hershey on Thursday a large greenie. She ate it very quickly. Hershey threw up Thursday night, Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning. She is slowly getting that Greenie out of her system. Hershey seems OK otherwise. She's eating and drinking alright. I know that other dogs who were fed Greenies have also vomited up yellow with bits and pieces of greenies for as long as a week. Hershey doesn't usually vomit. That's why I'm sure that the greenie didn't agree with her and that her system is trying to get rid of it.
Just to let everyone know that my puppy Hershey is feeling good. She got the Greenies out of her system.
I still don't recommend feeding Greenies as a dental treat snack. After reading how dangerous and potentially deadly they are for dogs, I definitely have no intention of giving one to Hershey ever again.
In regards to rawhides, I see no problem with giving one occasionally as long as there is supervision. I heard that once it breaks up then it should be discarded so that your dog can't choke.
My puppy loves rawhides and also Healthy Edibles. Eventhough, Healthy Edibles All Natural Bones taste very good to Hershey, I don't plan to give one that often since I noticed that there are chemical preservatives such as BHT & BHA in it.
I am wondering if the person who posted the address to Yappy Treats has it in for Greenies or something? What is the motive? I searched for the dangers of greenies dental treats and then tried various wordings and still found nothing. The only thing it brought up was your posting. I do not work for Greenies nor do I have anything to do with them...in fact I was looking online for a recipe to make copycat Greenies at home because I think they cost too much. With that said, I don't think they are dangerous for dogs. I searched upon your suggestion because I was worried about having given my own dog greenies, but there was nothing to substantiate your claim.
My dog is 12 years old and in exceptional shape. I feed her homemade dog food because she is sensitive to ingredients in prepared kibble. In fact, she is sensitive and picky about many many dog foods and treats. One of the few treats she tolerates and enjoys is Greenies. I am wondering if your dog just ate too quickly or if Greenies just don't agree with your dog....but that is a stretch to say that no dog should eat them.
Your post struck me as a little extreme. I was just curious...
I'll never feed them again. I did once and my dogs loved them but they came out looking whole and I knwo they got chewed. I cna't convince everyone but I know I've heard of them killing more than a couple dogs around were I live after I complained to the pet store. Of course thay know and still sell them:(
As has been stated multiple times, as a choke hazzard, greenies are as dangerous as anything else..
Ingredient wise, they are meant as a treat.. not a nutritional suppliment. Wouldn't be feeding them daily, but once in a while is fine.
Not sure how difficult it would be to make fake greenies honestly, but I also agree they cost too much, hence why I haven't bought any in a really long time.. but free is always a bonus.
Dogs can have sensitivity issues to almost anything. Could have been greenie ingredients, could have been anything else unrelated. Lots of dogs puke the day after a pigs ear from the fat content, yet in this thread someone suggested pig ears. No one went jumping down that person's throat.
Greenies may taste good to dogs, but they're dangerous. Many dogs have had to have an emergency surgery for digestive obstructions caused by Greenies. Some didn't survive. I read on another dog forum that a dog had to be put to sleep prematurely because of Greenies. Another dog passed away and the atopsy showed a big glob of Greenies. The thing about it is that the owner of the dog didn't feed anymore Greenies for 8 months. The cause of this dog's death was complications from Greenies. Venusmom, you claim there was no proof about how dangerous Greenies are to dogs. I listed a website, but TP deleted it in my message post since it was a post to another dog forum. So I don't appreciate being told that my claim that greeinies being dangerous and potentially deadly is not true. Why would I have any reason to not tell the truth?! I learned the hard way after feeding a Greenies to my puppy, Hershey before I knew that it was dangerous for her. The Greenies caused her to get quite sick for 3 days vomiting up several times yellow with bits and chuncks of Greenies. Hershey's Kisses II is one of the lucky ones. She feels good and looks very healthy. I read that other pet owners who fed their dogs greenies as a dental snack had exactly the same problems of yellow vomit with bits and chuncks of greenies. Some dogs can vomit it up for as long as a week. Others just get sicker and sicker until they die. If you truly love your dog, I definitely advise you to not feed your dog Greenies. It may temporarily clean your dog's teeth and freshen your dog's breath, but what good does that do if it makes your dog sick or kills your dog!