Hello, I was browsing some of the chats and one mentioned a warning about Greenies, but didn't specify what it was. The chat was actually about a different subject. I was wondering what the warning or issue was with the Greenies? (Sorry if that is not spelled correctly.)
i do not give my dogs greenies. i do not feel that they are safe enough to give to my dogs. my frenchies are gulpers and i would worry about them getting lodged in their throats or stomachs. have read too many articles on the dangers of greenies. enough to make me say no to them.
First of all, ANYTHING can be loged into the throat and intestines if it's big enough. Second of all, large peices of anything are ALWAYS going to be harder to digest then smaller ones. You have to know your dog and know how the dog chews, etc. It's not the greenie product, it's the dog owners that are not safe. Greenies actually just recently changed their product to make it "more digestable" and it's a lot more chewy. This is pretty recent...I would say they came out approx Oct. or Nov.
i just gave my opinion on MY dogs. i know that mine would try to swallow them hole. they are french bulldogs. they have large mouths and are food and treat pigs. i only give them things that are too big to fit in their mouths whole. thats why i buy the bully sticks for treats. they are forced to chew them because they can not fit the whole stick in their mouths. maybe some dogs would be alright with them, just not mine.
My dog brings his treats to me. He likes me to hold them so he can break off little pieces. Still, after reading the articles that the links refer to I am more comfortable sticking with the plain old fashioned dog cookies. I brush his teeth for him anyway so he really doesn't need Greenies. We received one once with an order I had purchased from Dr. Fosters and he seemed to enjoy it. That's why I was wondering what the warning was. The bully sticks sound interesting, I think I'll get one of those! Thank you all for your input. Have a happy new year!