Good dental health is extremely important for our feline companions overall health and wellness, not to mention extremely overlooked. Cats are peculiar creatures and have the unfortunate (for us) ability to mask pain and disease, often to the degree that we are unable to detect illness until a small concern has become a huge problem. The root of your cat’s health problems can start right at the root of their teeth and it is crucial to take preventative measures in order to ensure optimum oral health from the very day you adopt your feline friend. There are many effective methods to prevent and maintain your cat’s healthy teeth and gums; from daily brushing and water additives to dental diets and treats. This article will review one of our all-time favourite dental treats and why they are the easiest (and most preferred by your cat) method to achieving and maintaining purr-fect oral health!
- Greenies come in five delicious flavours that will have your cats purring in anticipation: Oven Roasted Chicken, Ocean Fish, Savory Salmon, Tempting Tuna, and Succulent Bee
- The unique teeth-cleaning shape of the treat is clinically proven to help reduce tartar and plaque buildup while cleaning teeth and freshening breath.
- Greenies are packed full of nutritionally complete and balanced ingredients including added vitamins, minerals like taurine.
- Greenies contain no artificial colors, flavours, or preservatives.
- Each treat has less than two calories per piece.
- Feed as a snack or treat in combination with your cat’s regular diet
- For the most optimal dental benefit, feed Greenies as a daily treat according to the chart below.
- Always monitor your pet while they eat a treat.
- Provide fresh water at all times.
- Feeding amount according to weight:
– 5 to 10 lbs; 6 – 8 pieces per serving
– 10 to 15 lbs; 8 – 10 pieces per serving
– Over 15 lbs; 10 – 12 pieces per serving
- Greenies are recognized by the Veterinary Oral Health Council
- VOHC authorizes the use of the VOHC Registered Seal on products intended to help treat and prevent plaque and tartar on the teeth of animals.
Please remember that whichever method you choose to help maintain the health of your cat’s mouth, it is still very important to schedule annual exams with your Veterinarian to keep up to date on everything there is to know about keeping our feline friends happy and healthy.
Written by: Breah Russell, CCR