Zulee LOVES Greenies. I've never been real excited about the wheat gluten as the primary ingredient, but figured every now and then wouldn't be too bad. I really want to make sure I keep her teeth clean and strong as long as possible. Even though I feed Raw, I figured it would be a good compliment to a good diet.
As you may have noticed from another thread, I am getting more involved in making her treats rather than buying them. As I was researching trying to find out why Greenies were so good for dental health, I came across a disturbing article.
It isn't overly surprising that some Greenies get lodged in dog's throat because they are not chewed properly. However, it showed where the wheat gluten and other ingredients were not digesting. The undigested lumps were getting lodged in their throats and in the intestine causing death.
Here's the article:
As with anything, do your own research. I just thought it was interesting to see this article. Perhaps there are several others indicating that they are perfectly edible. For now, I'm more motivated to fix her own treats and supplement with tooth brushing (as we already do).