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are feline greenies recommended? my cat had diarhea last night and i'm wondering if it's from the greenies. i didn't give them to him today. i can't find much info on them when i search. 6-8 twice a day seems like a lot of treats for a cat. i usually give my cat two frisky treats in the morning and two or three after i play with him, groom him, clip his nails, or anything else that deserves a reward.
post #2 of 13
likely for your cat a piece or two is all it can handle ... they actually can be feed as a full food ( Yeah feel free to go Yeah
post #3 of 13
I only give my cats 3 each a day.
post #4 of 13
My cats treats are usually whatever free sample I can find. Right now that's feline greenies (2 samples just came in the mail! yay!) However the pieces are HUGE! I can't imagine giving your cat 12-16 of them a day! I limit my girls to 2 each.
post #5 of 13
My Nabu gets soft stool if he has more than 2 or 3 Greenies in one day.
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are feline greenies recommended? my cat had diarhea last night and i'm wondering if it's from the greenies. i didn't give them to him today. i can't find much info on them when i search. 6-8 twice a day seems like a lot of treats for a cat. i usually give my cat two frisky treats in the morning and two or three after i play with him, groom him, clip his nails, or anything else that deserves a reward.
Oddly enough, I was just dealing with this very subject *chews*, concerning dogs, this morning. I have not seen anything regarding cats and any Esophageal issues though, which I find odd ! Not sure what to think about it !~

I am going to guess that if they are dangerous for dogs, then they would also be dangerous for cats as well. Many dogs have have no ill affects at all from any chews. But, the AVMA, in their JAVMA (journal) of April 1, 2008 had a lot to say about greenies, dogs and Esophageal issues !

There is a great article on the subject of chews here.
http://www.animalsspeak.org/2008-05-...t782.html#1096
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Oddly enough, I was just dealing with this very subject *chews*, concerning dogs, this morning. I have not seen anything regarding cats and any Esophageal issues though, which I find odd ! Not sure what to think about it !~

I am going to guess that if they are dangerous for dogs, then they would also be dangerous for cats as well. Many dogs have have no ill affects at all from any chews. But, the AVMA, in their JAVMA (journal) of April 1, 2008 had a lot to say about greenies, dogs and Esophageal issues !

There is a great article on the subject of chews here.
http://www.animalsspeak.org/2008-05-...t782.html#1096
Dog greenies and cat greenies are NOT at ALL the same...
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Dog greenies and cat greenies are NOT at ALL the same...
Hi,

Thank you for that info. That is interesting! I had no idea. Can you tell me how they differ, so I can file it in my brain for future reference and do some research o this? ?

BTW..... I have not yet introduced myself. I will at some point as soon as I take the time to figure out how to add photos and signatures and stuff <G> ) In the meantime, here are my three *fur babies* Sammy, Kali and Missy
http://familypg.homestead.com/CatsEntrance.html

And, of course, our *hair baby* , Li-Lea (toy poo)
http://familypg.homestead.com/Direct...-LeaMyers.html
post #9 of 13
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Hi,

Thank you for that info. That is interesting! I had no idea. Can you tell me how they differ, so I can file it in my brain for future reference and do some research o this? ?

BTW..... I have not yet introduced myself. I will at some point as soon as I take the time to figure out how to add photos and signatures and stuff <G> ) In the meantime, here are my three *fur babies* Sammy, Kali and Missy
http://familypg.homestead.com/CatsEntrance.html

And, of course, our *hair baby* , Li-Lea (toy poo)
http://familypg.homestead.com/Direct...-LeaMyers.html
http://www.greenies.com/en_us/Produc...eGreenies.aspx
Feline are a treat but are 100% complete ie could be main food ... check the ingredients
they are small and crunchy

http://www.greenies.com/en_us/Products/DentalChew.aspx

the dog were reformulated to be more flexible ... they are complete but for most animals only ONE a day for teeth cleaning ...
post #10 of 13
If my Dante gobbles up his Greenies and Dharma's Greenies, I notice his stool gets a little soft. But, normally, he's good at 4-6 Greenies twice a day (he's a big boy - 13 pounds and not overweight). Dharma gets fewer.

Dog greenies and cat greenies look nothing alike!

Also, I checked with my vet when the first rumors started flying around - feline greenies, in moderation, are fine, she said.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
If my Dante gobbles up his Greenies and Dharma's Greenies, I notice his stool gets a little soft. But, normally, he's good at 4-6 Greenies twice a day (he's a big boy - 13 pounds and not overweight). Dharma gets fewer.

Dog greenies and cat greenies look nothing alike!

Also, I checked with my vet when the first rumors started flying around - feline greenies, in moderation, are fine, she said.
Wow, good sized cat I have one about that size also~ Sammy is along-haired Tabby and weighs close to that as well. The other two are smaller.

I don't remember seeing any Feline greenies rumors~ only dog issues rumors. But, glad you checked up on the feline ones.

The link I posted (Dog chews) references the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), April 1, 2008 Journal and speaks on the dangers of, not only Greenies (dogs) but also other chews, so, as fara s the dog Greenies and other chews go, these were/are not rumors, but are real! <sigh> Was not sure if you were speaking about those, or if you had heard different ones about cat chews ?

Dogs died from and were also put down as a result of esophageal abstractions and the damage caused. It is so sad that it had to cause deaths! Yet one more issue with the commercial pet food arena !~

But, I am glad to hear that feline greenies are safer. I have never seen them...but personally, I would not buy them because I am angry with the company and their original denial, that nothing was wrong with them and dogs died...and although they never took responsibility, they did claim to change the formula ! That is one of the things to cause me to go UMMMM! DUH!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
http://www.greenies.com/en_us/Produc...eGreenies.aspx
Feline are a treat but are 100% complete ie could be main food ... check the ingredients
they are small and crunchy

http://www.greenies.com/en_us/Products/DentalChew.aspx

the dog were reformulated to be more flexible ... they are complete but for most animals only ONE a day for teeth cleaning ...
Thank for the info, I will do some FELINE research on them at some point!
post #13 of 13
the formula did change as did the pliablity, a simple ingrediant check showed that ... ... the deaths actually were 50/50 .. as the owners were giving the wrong size ( thou as small as the ones for my yorkie are I would buy her bigger ones ..)

most chews are not dangerous if THE PARENT monitors and uses common judgement.. Ie I do not give my bigger dog anything but a raw bone ..
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