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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Has anyone given their cats Feline Greenies? My cats love them, but I seem to remember hearing that greenies aren't good for dogs, any opinion on the cat ones?

Cynthia
post #2 of 18
The Feline Greenies are a different formulation specifically for cats. My cats just love them as treats, but personally I don't think they're very effective for dental hygiene, because for that they need to be chewed, and my cats either swallow them whole or just give them one or two bites. I think they would work better if they were larger. But I wrote the company and they claim they're the optimum size after much testing.

They're pretty expensive for just treats.
post #3 of 18
I tried them for treats also but turned out my Zoey was allergic to one of the ingrediants ( which arent great and better can be found in cat treats)
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
A Friend of mine gave them to me and my siamese (nicknamed Baby Huey) tried to get into the cabinet to get to them. Granted she isn't too picky about food she does weigh 12 lbs but I've never seen her react like that. I just wanted to make sure they weren't bad for them.

Cynthia
post #5 of 18
My cats absolutely love them. I bought a huge quantity of the large bags from a wholesale site so we're tied over for a LONG time.
post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckatz
my siamese (nicknamed Baby Huey)
Cynthia
That's what I called our daughter when she came back from Argentina about 30 lbs. heavier than when she left.

Our Bijou is 16 lbs, so I know what you mean!
post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckatz
A Friend of mine gave them to me and my siamese (nicknamed Baby Huey) tried to get into the cabinet to get to them. Granted she isn't too picky about food she does weigh 12 lbs but I've never seen her react like that. I just wanted to make sure they weren't bad for them.

Cynthia
12 lbs, that's it??? My kitties are in the range of 13-15 lbs each (I got two plump little kitties )

Cassie LOOOOOOOOOOVES greenies...even though not particularly a picky eater, she definitely has her specific faves...she has given them four paws up!!

Napoleon on the other hand can do without them. He prefers squishy Dorito treats (like pounce). I would prefer if he ate the greenies from time to time, they do have better ingredients I think.
post #8 of 18
I've been wondering about this product, as well. My girls and I thank you for the feedback!
post #9 of 18
I picked up a couple of sample packages the other day, wondering if THIS might be the treat my monsters would approve It will be interesting to see what their opinion is.
post #10 of 18
Seth goes nuts for Feline Greenies. We grabbed a pack at the vet last week. It's like a klondike bar for kitties! She loves and cuddles us for them, but once she has them she's gone!!
post #11 of 18
mine loves it. i gave her some purina threats b4, she's okay with them, but not particularly interested. and she wouldn't even touch those dried herring snack i bought her..but she come running whenever she hears me picking up the greenie bag.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
I've had to store mine in the fridge cause that's the one place Viola (nee Baby Huey) hasn't figured out how to open Good thing she's cute.

Cynthia
post #13 of 18
My kitties like the Greenies but they like the Organix Kitty treats even more.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue_monday_88
12 lbs, that's it??? My kitties are in the range of 13-15 lbs each
She is only 2 yrs old. Give her time I'm sure still catch up

Doesn't she look sweet and docile in that picture. Who says cameras don't lie.
post #15 of 18
Seamus likes Greenies, but I'm a little concerned about what I've been reading about the dog ones and I'm not sure I want to chance the feline version anymore. I can't seem to find any reports of problems with cats specifically, but I'm inclined to play it safe. Here's a website with more info about the potential hazards of Greenies for dogs: http://www.optimumchoices.com/Greenies.htm
post #16 of 18
April Joy loves them but you shouldn't give more than 5 or 6 in one day.
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by consumercity
April Joy loves them but you shouldn't give more than 5 or 6 in one day.
but according to package instruction is says max 3 times a day and 6 piece each , that means 18 piece max / day.

18 piece sounds very exccessive to me and I was a bit turned off when i read it.... Nana loves greenies and I did gave her a LOT of it when I was teaching her to do tricks, I gave her as much as 15 pieces in 1 day (b4 I’ve never give her more than 3 piece in a day). And then after 2-3 days, I found that her body, especially her head and neck area smell likes greenies….(eeer..which isn’t a very nice smell) so I stop giving her greenies. Plus we just discovered crystals in her urine couple days ago, so no more treast for her now, she’s on prescription diet c/d. poor baby.

Sweetseamus, thanks for the site. Now after reading what happens to the dog, I become concern about feline greenies as well.
post #18 of 18
i've found some more information regarding what happens to the dogs who ate greenies and need to have surgeries to remove it.

**WARNING**
this page contains picture of the surgery procedures, it's BLOODY!!!


http://improvehomelife.com/greenies.html


now after seeing those pictures, i'll not feed my cat Greenies for sure, even though feline greenies is supposingly a different product.......it's just tooo horrible, i'll not buy anything made by this company...just to play safe.
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