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Re: greenies?? do you give your dogs greenies?
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2006, 07:41:50 am »
The problem with greenies isn't one of getting too big a chunk.┬  It's that the wax coating is not digestible and it forms blobs after being chewed up that clump into blockages.┬  Dogs have been found with blockages from greenies months after being given one as a treat.┬  It just sits in the digestive tract of some dogs and clumps together.┬  They are really not worth the risk.

This makes total sense!!  I have never een thought of it this way....
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Re: greenies?? do you give your dogs greenies?
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2006, 08:20:10 am »
It isn't wax... it is compressed chloifill  sorry for spelling.....
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Re: greenies?? do you give your dogs greenies?
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2006, 08:21:44 am »
Greenies® Ingredients:
Processed wheat gluten (wheat protein), glycerin, natural flavor, powdered cellulose fiber, monosodium phosphate, monoglycerides of edible fatty acid, magnesium stearate and chlorophyll.

┬ž         Processed wheat gluten (protein): The wheat gluten used is concentrated by using hot water to extract the starch out of the wheat. What is left over is wheat protein. No chemicals are used.

┬ž         Glycerin: This is a 3-carbon molecule that occurs naturally in fats and oils. Glycerin is split from the three fatty acids of fats and oil. It is used as an ingredient and serves to allow the processed wheat protein to be molded into Greenies┬« physical form. Without glycerin, Greenies┬« would crumble and not provide the dental benefit that comes from chewing. The glycerin used in Greenies┬« is produced from vegetable (non-animal origin) ingredients. Glycerin is a natural substance that exists in plant and animal tissues.

┬ž         Powdered Cellulose Fiber: This is made from powdered plant material. It is cleaned, than ground into a powder. It helps the dog maintain firm stool.  Cellulose is present in nearly all plant origin food. We use a purified cellulose so it is non-antigenic, meaning it will not cause allergic reactions.

┬ž         Natural Flavor: The ingredient used for the natural flavor is proprietary. However, we can tell you that it contains no beef protein and a very small amount of natural flavor is used.

┬ž         Monosodium Phosphate: This is a source of phosphorous, which is a required nutritional mineral.

┬ž         Monoglycerides of edible fatty acid: Greenies┬« contain fatty acids derived from vegetable oil sources. Such fatty acids are often derived from fats and oils that represent the other major part of fats when glycerin is split off.

Magnesium stearate: This serves as a lubricant in molding Greenies®. Magnesium stearate is used in production of nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products as well as a lubricant in commercial baking of cookies and breads.
 ┬ž         Chlorophyll:  Naturally makes Greenies┬« green.
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Re: greenies?? do you give your dogs greenies?
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2006, 08:46:26 am »
OOOOHHHHH..... . DUH!!!!! LOL... sorry... ::)
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Big D (fish)

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Re: greenies?? do you give your dogs greenies?
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2006, 09:40:09 am »
I've only given it to mine once and, we never had any problems but don't want to chance it. So we don't buy them anymore.


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