Are the Greenies good for dogs? Are Greenies good for dogs? Yes, they can help maintain healthy teeth and gums when used correctly. However, if dogs eat too quickly, they can swallow sharp pieces and hurt their throat or internal organs.
Can Greenies cause problems in dogs? They are marketed as completely edible. But dogs may bite off more than they can actually chew. One veterinarian told us preliminary national figures he’d compiled indicated that Greenies were the No. 3 cause of blockages in the esophagus behind bones and fish hooks.
What’s wrong with Greenies? When digested, the carbohydrates found in pea flour are broken down into sugars in the mouth which fuel plaque and tartar build-up on your dog’s teeth. Pea flour is nothing more than a cheap filler disguised as a protein that actually makes your dog’s dental health worse.
How many Greenies should a dog have a day? Veterinarians recommend a dental care routine that includes daily dental brushing and oral exams at least once a year. Daily dental maintenance can be conveniently provided by feeding one GREENIES™ Dental Chew once a day.