Greenies Under 6 Months

When Can I Start Giving My Puppy Dental Treats?

There are so many firsts to celebrate with your puppy: their first vet visit, their first trip to the dog park, their first haircut. But when should a puppy get their first delicious dental treat?

Giving your young pup dental treats can be a great bonding moment for both of you. Not to mention that you’ll be giving your dog a head start on their dental hygiene routine. And how can you refuse that irresistibly adorable face? You’re only human, after all. Read on to learn when you can safely give your puppy dental treats and how they can benefit.

Greenies Puppies:

Greenies Under 6 Months

When to Give Your Puppy Dental Treats

It’s important to hold off on dental treats until your puppy is around 6 months old. Why? We’re glad you asked.

  • Your puppy has a tender tummy: Your little one is still growing and going through changes, especially in their GI tract. Introducing new foods could lead to messes on the carpet.
  • Puppy teeth are baby teeth: While they’re certainly sharp, your puppy’s teeth are not fully developed. Wait until their adult teeth come in and their jaw structure has had a chance to develop before giving them dental treats; otherwise they may damage their little chompers.
  • For these reasons, GREENIES™ recommends not giving puppies dental treats until they’re around 6 months old. This number will vary slightly depending on your dog’s breed and weight, so asking your vet is always a wise option.

    Another important thing to remember is …


    Can puppies have Greenies under 6 months?

    For these reasons, GREENIES™ recommends not giving puppies dental treats until they’re around 6 months old.

    Why are Greenies not suitable for dogs under 6 months?

    There isn’t necessarily a minimum age for soft dental chews like Greenies. Some dogs can easily bite off large pieces of Greenies that could cause an obstruction, so you should monitor closely while he’s chewing. They also tend to have quite a few calories so it is not ideal to offer one too frequently.

    At what age can puppies have Greenies?

    Like almost any other chew treat for dogs, you should not give Greenies to a puppy under six months of age. Their teeth are not yet permanent at this young age, and chew treats can damage their teeth or prematurely pull them out. You should wait until your puppy is at least six months old before giving Greenies.