Large 2,987 kcal/kg; 150 kcal/treat ME(calculated)
Greenies are carefully made from wheat and oat fibre, with glycerol and gelatin for a chewy texture. They contain a natural poultry flavour and the green colour is derived from a combination of fruit juices and turmeric.
A: We know that poor dental health is one of the primary reasons for dogs to visit the vet. Bad breath, tartar and bleeding gums are all signs of poor oral hygiene and can result in pain and discomfort for the dog. There may be some evidence that the bacteria responsible for the dental problems can infect other organs of the body.
A: Regular veterinary checks and daily tooth brushing will help to promote a healthy mouth and we would recommend you start cleaning you dogs teeth from an early age. The enamel on dogs teeth is softer than our so can be damaged when chewing bones, sticks and hard balls so ensure your dog's toys are safe to chew.
A: Dental care is just as important for your dog as it is for you. We all visit the dentist regularly and your pets should also have a regular dental check with the vet - just to ensure there are no oral health problems.
A: Greenies® work mechanically, in the same way as a toothbrush, removing plaque from the surface of the teeth. The chewy texture and contoured shape of the toothbrush-shaped Greenies® clean teeth right down to the gum and wipe off plaque which could lead on to the formation of tartar.
A: Biometric science is the study of the physical mechanics of living characteristics. Insights from biometric research involving canine physiology were critical to the development of Greenies®. This marked the first application of biometrics in a line of products in the pet treat category. The biometric study analysed the unique physiologies of dogs, including anatomical differences between dogs of different body weights, shapes, skull shapes and bite force. Measurements of three prominent canine skull shapes (all breeds fall within one of these three shapes) were analysed to determine the maximum bite force and mouth-opening capabilities of various dogs. Greenies® are designed to account for these variations and are good for all dogs.
A: Many treats or chews claim they help reduce plaque and/or tartar, but Greenies® offer a Total Oral Health Solution. This means they are: 1. Scientifically proven to reduce plaque build-up 2. Scientifically proven to reduce tartar build-up 3. Scientifically proven to maintain healthier gums 4. Scientifically proven to reduce halitosis. When fed daily, Greenies® are scientifically proven to deliver 4 benefits for a total oral health solution.
A: The VOHC has established testing protocols which they use to determine the efficacy of oral care products. They require companies which submit their products for verification to prove that the product is safe and meets all applicable regulatory requirements. The VOHC awards the seals in two claims categories â€œHelps control plaqueâ€ and â€œHelps control tartarâ€. Greenies® have been awarded both of these seals of acceptance for their canine dental chews.
A: Dog breath is not normal! It can be a sign of poor oral health. Daily feeding of Greenies® has been shown to fight plaque and tartar, make gums healthier and freshen breath.* *Dental studies show that dogs which ate one Greenies® dental treat each day had improved oral health when compared with dogs that ate dry food only. J Vet Dent 30(2)84-87 2013
A: Greenies® chews contain only 5.3% fat, and are low in fat when compared with other treats. All foodstuffs add calories to your dog's diet; but because Greenies® are complete and balanced you are not just feeding empty calories.
A: One a day is enough to achieve all four oral health benefits of Greenies®. All foods contribute to the calorie consumption of the pet so it's important to monitor all the food your dog eats to ensure they do not put on weight.
A: A: Greenies® are very palatable and most dogs find them irresistible! Often when dogs are first introduced to Greenies® they like them so much that they tend to make short work of them. Once they realise this great chew is a daily treat, dogs slow down taking several minutes to enjoy chewing the Greenies® whilst it cleans their teeth.
A: Some chew brands only come in one size, but Greenies® has four sizes in the range so you can choose the right size for your dog. Having the correct size ensures the correct cleaning action based on the weight and the bite force of the dog.
A: Greenies® Chews are designed for adult dog that have their permanent teeth. Puppies tend to lose their milk teeth between 3 and 5 months, hence we recommend feeding Greenies® to dogs from the age of 6 months.
A: Greenies® should be stored in a cool dry place, but the most important thing you can do to ensure that Greenies® are at their best is to re-seal the pack. This helps to maintain the unique texture of Greenies® which is at the heart of their efficacy.
A: The colours used in Greenies® are natural and so like all things in nature, they can vary. Sometimes you will notice differing shades of green or small white speckles in the chews. This is perfectly normal.