View Full Version : Greenies!!

Claire L
6th February 2007, 08:13 PM
Went into a pet shop in coolock today and what do you know, they had GREENIES on sale :jmp: so I bought two. Mind you, at €1.75 each for the tiny one and €9.45 for the large one, I think they are greatly overpriced.

Cara had hers gone in a flash but Minnie didn't seem to like hers at all; she prefers the Salami sticks from Lidl. Has anyone tried them and if so, are they OK to give as an occasional treat?


6th February 2007, 08:26 PM
Claire - I can get 107 teenie greenies in the US for $20.40!! Here they are 1.50 per greenie. I can't believe how overpriced they are at some places!! Kind of makes you sick doesnt it?

Claire L
6th February 2007, 08:29 PM
Sara wrote:

Claire - I can get 107 teenie greenies in the US for $20.40!!

Sara~can you not buy them online and have them delivered to you? or would the taxes be too high??


6th February 2007, 08:32 PM
I got them from www.dog.com and ordered enough greenies to feed a whole army. I got a box for me, Linda, my mom and my granny. They don't deliver to Canada and plus they are heavy so I had them shipped to my mom (orders over $50 ship FREE!) and she brought them up at Christmas time. When I go back home I'll reload on stuff like greenies, nylabones, booda bones etc. ;)

Cicero's Mummy
6th February 2007, 08:33 PM
Claire - I can get 107 teenie greenies in the US for $20.40!! Here they are 1.50 per greenie. I can't believe how overpriced they are at some places!! Kind of makes you sick doesnt it?

Ditto... i went into petsmart the other day and greenies that were individual wrapped (as an impulse buy) were $0.89 to $1.09 USD!!

6th February 2007, 08:42 PM

Here's the link to the greenies Raven - I am not sure but I don't think greenies are supposed to be "safe" for dogs under 6 months. It's worth looking into. :flwr:

Cicero's Mummy
6th February 2007, 08:45 PM
Oh, I know... i didn't buy any... they are unsafe for dogs under 5 lbs or 6 months... :)

I was saying they were in the impulse section... like a candy bar... I thought it was a funny comparison...

6th February 2007, 08:45 PM
petedge.com has the lowest prices I have found online for Greenies becuse they sell the retail packs. Buying the 107s are annoying though as you have to buy the retail, individually wrapped ones, not very 'green' (sp to speak!) to have all that plastic wrapping plus a pain to open. I usually get the cannisters of the petites now.

I am trying to get Lisa and Tara to carry them on their online store including the large sizes. They are quite expensive individually. Kepp in mind the 107s are retail packs and not the way most people buy them thus you are getting a just over wholesale price, not a retail price when you buy in bulk. :)

If I recll the UK suppliers won't ship treats to Ireland. No one in Ireland sells them in any other way than in the individual format.

Cicero's Mummy
6th February 2007, 08:46 PM
btw... have you all seen these new "pill pockets"


6th February 2007, 08:50 PM
i like the look of them we normally just put lady's worming tablet inside some chesse. Which gets a bit messy.

6th February 2007, 08:55 PM
Those look great for dogs that don;t like pills in cheese or peanut butter -- great for liquid meds! Some people have real problems with pills etc. Fortunately mine all inhale any item of food so getting a pill down is ridiculously easy. Leo takes two capsules a day in cheese and gets excited at the word 'pill' as a result. :roll:

6th February 2007, 08:59 PM
The greenies pantry pack is what we got and they are not individually wrapped. They come in a huge ziplock bag and you can open it, take one, and close it and put the green lid back on the box. :flwr:

I am also careful about what size I give because the teenies are supposed to be a 5-15lb dog. Kosmo is a lb too short. I know they are easier to digest now but most of the dogs that died from greenies I heard died because their owners were giving them greenies that were not for their size. :yikes

6th February 2007, 09:20 PM
sorry kind of unrelated how often do you give greenies is it just once a day or a couple of times a week to keep there teeth clean?

6th February 2007, 09:28 PM
I think I read that there are now "new" Greenies out?? I hope so, because I remember reading about some dogs that died due to Greenies and some sort of intestinal obstruction, I believe it was on CNN or some website similar to that, maybe about a year ago? Since then I don't feed anything like that to my dogs any more, before I heard about the "bad" Greenies, I gave Bentley part of a Greenie and he got diarrhea from it....so, I don't buy them any more. Well, anyway, that was my experience with them, and like I said, I've heard that Greenies are now "safe" to feed.

Cicero's Mummy
6th February 2007, 09:32 PM
it might be these:


Although... they say they can be used for a meal, so I am not quite sure about them...

IMO... I would need to do more research before giving them as a treat. And I wouldn't give any treat as a meal.

6th February 2007, 10:57 PM
Greenies are fed as a treat. Yes there was a problem with them last year and as I had stated before it was most commonly affiliated with dogs who were eating greenies that were bigger than they were supposed to be fed. Here's an article if you'd like to read more about it:


They have since "redesigned" them to be more easily digestible.

On the box the feeding instructions say they can have 1 greenie per day. ;)

Hope this helps! :flwr:

6th February 2007, 11:44 PM
Thanks for that link -- that is such a sensible response. I know people worry when they hear of a death but really you have to keep the context of the death and the risk factor with that particular product in perspective. More dogs end up in emergency or die of a rawhide obstuction every year than probably the entire greenies problem in total. I'd say too, far more die or have problems from eating raw diets. Yet each of those things, rawhide and raw diets, has benefits to be weighed against the risks. Dogs also die by choking on kibble, eating socks, eating string, and (thinking of Doggydd's pic!) getting eaten by crocs in Florida! I have personally heard more instances of dogs being attacked by hawks and coyotes thn ever having a signle problem with a greenie -- and I know a lot more people feed greenies than live in areas where there are hawks and coyotes.

Greenies are one of my gang's favourite treats and gum disease is a serious risk for cavaliers with its link to heart problems. lso gum disease and tooth decay means dentals, during which most dogs need to be put under -- also a risk. Sso a treat that works well on the things that cause gum disease is a worthwhile risk for me (as is feeding raw chicken necks and wings in a supervised way).

7th February 2007, 10:17 PM
I forgot the cannisters for the teenies are 107s while the merchandisers are 100s. I used to get the regulars but now all the dogs are around15lbs or less so makes more sense to get the teenies. jaspar is fine with a smaller Greenie anyway as he takes foreever to eat one, even the new ones that are much easier to chew.

They're 19.99 for the cannisters if you get 6 or more. I just take the ziplock bags out and put the containers in mom's recycling and they are easy to bring back.

Irish folks: Tara's looking into retailing them and would look for the larger package sizes. I don't know how they sell them to retailers over here; may only be the individual ones.

US costs will always be less for anything though as the suppliers buy in such huge quantities.

Andrea&Diva´s mom
8th February 2007, 09:59 AM
Greenies can be dangerous to some dogs. Dogs who gulp food and treats and don´t chew their greenie ... oh sorry my english is not good enough to descripe it for you but you can read this artical that I found on CNN ..




But Andrea and Diva allways take a long time chewing their greenies and they absolutely LOVE them so I’m not going to take that away from them in the off chance (wich is a tiny percent) that one of them could hurt them, that means a lot of treats I would have to stop giving them, you know, these thirteen dogs that have died because of greenies sure makes it scary when I give my girls their greenies, but I think there is still so tiny prosent of dogs that have died becouse of greenies (wow I feel like I have written the word greenies a million times today!!) far more die or have problems from eating something else.

8th February 2007, 10:08 AM
yep that's good to know Karlin it would be much easier to get them from Tara they are so overpriced at pet shop's here. And thanks for info on giving once a day.

8th February 2007, 11:08 AM
MIne have never tried greenies (poor deprived babies that they are :lol: ). I did buy some of those pill pocket things for Maxx when he had to have some antibiotics before. He was dead crafty though and spat the tablet out whilst managing to eat the pill pocket :roll:

Kind of defeated the object really :lol:

8th February 2007, 12:24 PM
as with many things that i have looked for in the pet store that i have seen recommended on this site, greenies was one of the ones that i found in the reduced discontinuing section! :? that and that baby powder frangrance shampoo. :? i managed to get some greenies for 35p each but as jadan can be quite intolerant to things i only bought about 5 and he was fine with them (green poo!) ;) , went back and they had all gone. same with shampoo. :x seems i get the info off this site and then they get rid of it all!! :( i have found green denta stixs that are like the pedigree denta stix (exept green and not so many additives) and jadan is doing wel on these (same green poo!) are these the same as the greenies do you think. they are a shop own brand but look and feel the same only in a denta stix shape. i only give jadan half a day as they are about 3 and half inches long and not sure if he should have a whole one. doesnt say on the pack just the size the dog should be to eat them. ie between such and such weight.

Cathy T
8th February 2007, 04:13 PM
We've gone back to greenies now they've reforumlated them. And my guys sure are happy!! Shelby is a gulper and would literally bite hers into two pieces and then poop those two pieces out later. There was no point in giving them to her since it didn't do her teeth any good. At Petco one day they had a rep giving out free samples. I explained why I wasn't feeding them and she was very nice and understanding and explained the whole reformulation to me. I took two samples home and they both did fine with them. So.....greenies a couple of times a week and two happy puppies.

As with anything else.....you have to be vigilant. Dogs can choke on anything...you just gotta watch them. And I do!

8th February 2007, 06:29 PM
For the longest time I couldn't feed greenies to my boys because of Stewie's wheat and soy allergy. He has terrible reactions to both and it wouldn't be fair to give it to just my cavies and leave poor Stewie out :( Now that he is staying with the in-laws during out "joint custody" arrangement , there is no chance of him getting ahold of one and having a reaction. I am off to the store to get some after work!

Cody will inhale it after about 30 seconds, as will Wesley. But it's been a while and I will see how they react.

PS: If you go to Greenies.com, they will send you a free one in the mail ;)

8th February 2007, 07:23 PM
I love PetEdge but it's also worth checking out http://www.petfooddirect.com. They're Greenies are only a few cents more expensive than the ones at PetEdge BUT PetFoodDirect always has coupons ranging from 5% - 25%. AND if you sign up for their email newsletters you will get new coupons every week or so. In fact, I just ordered 2 boxes of 50count petite greenies at $24.49 each and with the 25% off coupon it was a really great deal.

I alternate between PetEdge and PetFoodDirect depending on who has a good sale or coupon.

8th February 2007, 07:37 PM
GudrunTheRed: Do you buy your dog food through them? They seem to have great sales! Wellness Fish and Potato's 30lb bag is almost $10 cheaper even without a coupon...I have just never bought dog food online and had to deal with delivery. What are your thoughts?

Edited to add: YIPEESSS!! Never mind!! Shipping a 30lb bag is $15.95!! There went all the savings and then some! :yikes

8th February 2007, 07:50 PM
GudrunTheRed: Do you buy your dog food through them? They seem to have great sales! Wellness Fish and Potato's 30lb bag is almost $10 cheaper even without a coupon...I have just never bought dog food online and had to deal with delivery. What are your thoughts?

I've never bought actual food online because I can get all my favorite holistic brands at a small local pet store. But if the shipping costs aren't prohibitive for you I would highly recommend ordering online because it's super convenient! I love the convenience of having stuff shipped to my front door, but I really enjoy taking Chester to the pet store because the owner and employees are super nice and love seeing him.

If you don't have a local store that carries the brands you like I would definitely order online. PetFoodDirect has really good customer service and if you have any questions I suggest you call them up and chat with them a bit.