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How Many Greenies Can a Small Dog Have a Day?

We recommend feeding one Greenies Dental Treat a day to any size of dog.

If you have a small dog, you should choose a smaller dental treat:

  • ‘Petite’ Greenies are good for dogs that weigh 15-25 pounds.
  • And ‘Teenie’ Greenies are the perfect size for dogs that weigh 5-15 pounds.
  • Greenie’s for puppies six months or older- found in Petite, Teenie and Regular sizes
  • The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACIVM) has experienced some health problems. They reported 30 cases of esophageal blockages as a result of eating Greenies. The majority of these cases have been in smaller breeds.

    Greenies have also caused teeth fractures in smaller dogs. It is essential to follow the instructions on the packet. The treats specify the size of the dog, as well as the recommended number of treats per day. If you feed a large treat to your small dog, this could cause health problems or even death due to choking. This is because the treat could be too large, hard to chew and digest.

    How many greenies can a dog have a day?

    Feed one GREENIES™ Dental Chew per day. For dogs 25-50 lbs. Not suitable for dogs less than 5 lbs, or dogs less than 6 months of age. Fresh drinking water should always be available.

    How Do Greenies Clean Dogs Teeth?

    Greenies are designed with grooves and ridges to help “scrub” your dogs teeth. They are also flexible which helps to clean in all the grooves and down to the gum line. The flexible, chewy texture allows teeth to sink into the treats for maximum contact and maximum clean.

    The ingredients in Greenies have also been shown to prevent regrowth of tartar. This helps manage bad breath which is a huge win in my book! As I mentioned, these should not replace regular vet dental care, but are wonderful in the interim.

    Review of Greenies Dental Chews – Ep. 7 of Steven the Pet Man: The Truth in Pet Food

    Greenies are a popular dental chew for dogs that were developed to clean their teeth as they eat it. But are Greenies good for dogs?

    As a pet owner, you want what’s best for your furry friend. So when it comes to choosing the right dental chew for your dog, you may be wondering if Greenies are a good option.

    At one point, Greenies had to be recalled for reports of dogs not digesting them. But, thankfully, after that the formula was revised, the digestion problems were resolved. Greenies are now a great option for your pup’s dental health!

    You will still need to take your dog to the vet for regular routines and dental care, but using Greenies is a great way to keep your dogs teeth clean between vet visits. Keep reading for all the facts about why I use Greenies!

    Greenies are a treat that is designed to help keep dogs teeth clean and free of tartar. They are made up of mainly wheat flour, glycerin, gelatin, oat fiber, fruit juices, and water. It is worthy noting that the fruit juice adds sugar to these treats which should be given to dogs in moderation.

    Greenies come in different flavors, sizes, and nutritional ingredients to meet your dogs needs. Greenies can be somewhat expensive, so I will often buy the smaller size Greenies for Rhubarb to make a bag last longer.

    Greenies should not be given to puppies under 6 months old or dogs that weigh less than 5 pounds.

    In short, yes and no. Greenies are a treat and contain ingredients that aren’t meant for consuming a bunch of, like wheat flour (which is high in calories and carbohydrates) and glycerin (a sugar alcohol).