FAQs

As a responsible pet owner, it's only natural to have questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

  • Q: What is Greenies nutritional information

    Calorie Content

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude Protein (Min.)
    23.00%
    Crude Fat (Min.)
    4.00%
    Crude Fat (Max.)
    7.00%
    Crude Fiber (Max.)
    11.00%
    Moisture (Max.)
    15.00%
    Calcium (Min.)
    0.50%
    Phosphorus (Min.)
    0.40%
    Riboflavin (Min.)
    3 mg/kg
    Niacin (Min.)
    20 mg/kg

    Nutritional Adequacy Statement

    Calorie Content

    • Teenie Treats 2,987 kcal/kg; 28 kcal/treat ME(calculated)

    Ingredients

    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.

  • Q: Why is good dental health important?
    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.
  • Q: What can I do to promote good oral hygiene in my dog?
    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.
  • Q: I give my dog a daily Greenies® Dental Chews do I still need to get his teeth checked at the vets?
    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.
  • Q: How do Greenies® Dental Chews work?
    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.
  • Q: What is biometrics? How does it work for Greenies® Dental Chews?
    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.
  • Q: Daily usage of Greenies® Dental Chews improves oral health. What is meant by that?
    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.
  • Q: Who are the VOHC?
    A: The Veterinary Oral Health Council is an internationally recognised organisation of Board Certified Veterinary Dentists formed by the American Veterinary Dental College.
  • Q: What is the VOHC seal of acceptance?
    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 “Helps control plaque” and “Helps control tartar”. Greenies® have been awarded both of these seals of acceptance for their canine dental chews.
  • Q: My dog has bad breath. Can Greenies® Dental Chews help?
    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
  • Q: Are Greenies® Dental Chews easy to digest?
    A: The unique toothbrush shape is designed to break into small easy to digest pieces and the quality ingredients that are used to make the chew are also highly digestible.
  • Q: Are Greenies® Dental Chews low in fat?
    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.
  • Q: Are Greenies® Dental Chews vegan or vegetarian?
    A: A natural poultry flavour is used in the Greenies dental chews recipe, so they are neither vegetarian or vegan.
  • Q: Where are Greenies® Dental Chews made?
    A: Greenies® are carefully made in our own dedicated factory in Kansas City, Missouri USA.
  • Q: My dog loves Greenies® Dental Chews. Can I feed more than one a day?
    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.
  • Q: I have just started to give my dog a Greenies® Dental Chew every day. He eats them really quickly. Will they be working?
    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.
  • Q: Why are there four different sized Greenies® Dental Chews?
    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.
  • Q: Can I feed Greenies® Dental Chews to my puppy?
    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.
  • Q: Where can I buy Greenies® Dental Chews?
    A: Greenies® are available from good pet stores across the country and are also are sold by many pet specialist retailers. Visit the 'Find a stockist' page in the above menu to find out more.
  • Q: What is the best way to store my Greenies® Dental Chews at home?
    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.
  • Q: Why do Greenies® Dental Chews sometimes vary in colour?
    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.
  • Q: Do Greenies® offer show sponsorship support?
    A: Thank you for your interest, however Greenies® are not taking on sponsorship requests at this stage.