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About Greenies

Greenies is a creative and vibrant team of pet owners and pet lovers, driven by a deep sense of commitment to each other, the people they touch and the pets we all adore. Greenies believes they've been entrusted with more than simply the care of animals. People look to the company for products that make their relationships with their dog or cat more satisfying. And they are passionate in their pursuit of naturally effective solutions that provide the best in oral care, nutrition and enjoyment for all pets. Each life they touch is honored with the highest level of honesty, integrity and respect. Because at the end of the day, Greenies believes creating caring relationships is more important than any business success they may achieve.

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1 Design Drive
Vero Beach, FL, 64116
http://www.greenies.com
8162218928

Greenies - Pill Pockets For Dogs Tablets Beef - 3.2 oz.

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Greenies Pill Pockets For Dogs Tablets Beef 3.2 oz. (90 g)

Greenies Pill Pockets For Dogs Tablets Beef are a nutritious treat that contain a built-in pouch, perfect for hiding a tablet, capsule or supplement. Dogs love the taste so much—they won't even notice there's medicine inside! The idea is simple. If you put medication inside something dogs actually like, then giving pills becomes a lot easier. The delicious pocket masks any hint of medicine, making Greenies Pill Pockets a stress free pill delivery treat. Greenies Pill Pockets were designed by vets and experts. So they not only help with the delivery of medication, they are also a source of vitamins C & E to promote a healthy immune system. Greenies Pill Pockets come in convenient sizes to match your pill size: A large size that fits most capsules and a small size that fits most tablets. Greenies Pill Pockets come in two different flavors: beef or chicken. Pill Pockets are a nutritious pill delivery treat.

What are Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs?
Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs are healthy treats with a patented pocket designed by veterinarians to conceal most medications and supplements commonly prescribed for pets.

How many Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs are in a pouch?
Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs  in Tablet and Capsule sizes have approximately 30 treats.  This allows extra Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs  for the owner to treat the animal before the need to give a pill.

What is the shelf life?
Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs have an 18 month expiration date on each pouch. Greenies properly preserves the product for freshness and flush each package with nitrogen to prevent oxidation. Nitrogen is an inert gas and is widely used to preserve products including those for human consumption as well as for pets.

Do you think my dog will like them?
Independent third-party test results document that 95% of dogs successfully take their medications in Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs. In testing, the pets were in-clinic or in-shelter pets so your experience at home may be somewhat better since the animal is in a familiar setting at home.  Frequent treating can only increase your success rate.

How do Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs work?
Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs are highly palatable and seal tightly to hide the smell of medicine. If your pet is good at finding the pill in table food, it is usually because they smell traces of the pill on the table food while you are placing it in their mouth. Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs seal in the pill and the scent of the medication.  However, be certain not to touch the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs with a hand that has come in contact with the pill as the dog is likely to smell the pill residue and reject both the pill and the Greenies Pill Pocket treat for dogs.  Some dogs swallow whole and some will chew a few times before swallowing. In only the rarest of cases will the pill be dislodged from the Greenies Pill Pocket treat for dogs before sliding safely down the esophagus.

What is wrong with pushing the pill into my pet’s throat?
Studies show that in 52% of the cases, pills can become clinically entrapped, meaning that after one hour, the pill is still in the esophagus. Since pets don’t drink water to get the pill down, it is helpful to stimulate saliva flow as the pill is being given. Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs are formulated to assist in the lubrication of the throat allowing the pill and Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs to enter the stomach as soon as it is eaten resulting in quicker absorption of medication.

Why shouldn’t I just use cheese or peanut butter?
Several reasons:

  1. Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs have fewer calories.  Capsule sized Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs have approximately 24 calories while a spoon of peanut butter has 85 calories and a slice of cheese has 80 calories
  2. Using Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs discourage begging.  Feeding table food to your pet will encourage begging when he or she sees the same food that you are eating at a later time
  3. Dogs love Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs.  Even finicky animals will gobble them right down. With human food, a finicky animal will generally find the pill in the food because they smell it as you are feeding it to them.

Do you buy the Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs for the size of the dog or the size of the pill?
For the size of the pill. Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs come in three sizes. For dogs:  a larger size that fits most capsules and a smaller size that fits most tablets.  For cats: an extra small size that fits most cat sized capsules and tablets.

What if the pill is too big for the proper size Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs?
Veterinarians are very careful not to prescribe a pill that is too big for your dog. Many pills are scored so they can be broken in half. If you have a small dog and a pill that doesn’t fit inside the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs, break the pill in half and use two Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs.

What if I have a capsule?
Obviously, never try to break a capsule. If you have a capsule that is too big for the proper size Greenies Pill Pocket treat for dogs, ask your veterinarian for a possible tablet substitute. Or use two Tablet sized Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs to cover the capsule before feeding it to your pet.

How do I insert the pill in the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs?
For dogs who are not finicky, it doesn’t matter! For finicky dogs, hold the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs in one hand, put the pill in the pocket with the other hand. Using the fingers that DID NOT TOUCH the medicine, squeeze the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs shut, sealing in the smell. By not touching the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs with the hand that held the pill, you prevent the transfer of medicine smell or taste. Feed to your pet.

My dog bit into the pill and now won’t touch the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs?
Periodically “treat” your animal with Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs without medication.  When it is necessary to give a pill, your pet will take it enthusiastically.

Will the Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs conceal liquid medications?
Yes. Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs are air tight when properly sealed. Never fill the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs to the top with liquid since it will need room to close. If the amount of medication exceeds the size of your Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs, simply use two or more.

My dog won’t eat the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs and they are usually not finicky?
Check the following:

  1. Is the Greenies™ Pill Pockets treat for dogs properly sealed?  Medicine has a strong odor to your pet, and if not sealed, some pets will smell the medicine and refuse the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs or eat around the pill.
  2. Did the hand that touched the medicine also touch the Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs? If so, be sure to hold the treat in the hand that does not touch the pill. You do not want to transfer the medicine smell or taste.
  3. Do you have lotion, perfume, or cologne on your hands?  The Greenies Pill Pockets treat for dogs will absorb lotions or other items from your hands.
  4. Try giving a number of Greenies Pill Pockets treats for dogs without pills to overcome the learned behavior.

As a company that was founded on a love of pets, Greenies feels that it's important to educate pet owners on the importance of providing the right snacks and chews for their furry family members. That's why they launched the SmartTreater program. You can help make sure you are treating responsibly by following these SmartTreater tips:

  • Seek out treats that provide healthy benefits for your pets.
  • Monitor your pets to ensure they chew their treats adequately
  • Ask your veterinarian if ingredients in a treat are appropriate for your pets
  • Read the labels and follow feeding guidelines
  • Treat responsibly

Like most great ideas, Greenies started as a solution to a problem. And that problem was bad breath. More specifically, Ivan's bad breath. Ivan was like a lot of dogs. His teeth had plaque and tartar. And the resulting gingivitis was making his breath downright unpleasant. Something had to be done, but nothing worked. Luckily for Ivan, his owners were not ones to give up easily. Working with a board-certified veterinary nutritionist and other experts, they eventually developed the familiar Greenies toothbrush-shaped dental chew known today. But the story doesn't end there.

Greenies continues to refine the original formula, and created an extensive product line meeting the needs of many different types of dogs. Then, Greenies took everything it learned and launched a line made especially for your feline friends. So whether your heart belongs to a Lab, a Pug, or a Tabby, you can always share in a daily moment of happiness with Greenies.

THE GREENIES CREDO:

  • Create strong, caring bonds between people and their pets
  • Commit to an ongoing understanding of pet needs
  • Craft products that embrace naturally effective solutions
  • Care for each relationship with honesty, integrity and respect
Suggested Use

Feed as a treat.

  1. Fill: Hold Pill Pockets treat with thumb and forefinger and insert capsule.
  2. Pinch: Using the same hand holding the Pill Pockets Treat, squeeze the top half closed.
  3. Give: The Pill Pockets Treat is now sealed, feed to your pet.

Warnings

To prevent transfer of medicine smell or taste, do not touch Pill Pockets treat with the hand that held the pill.
Ingredients

Chicken, glycerin, wheat flour, vegetable oil, beef natural flavors, wheat gluten, dried corn syrup, corn flour, caramel color, lecithin,  brewer's dried yeast, salt, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), methylcellulose, L-ascorbic acid phosphate (source of vitamin C), mixed tocopherols, vitamin E supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis Per Pill Pocket
Crude Protein Min. 11%
Crude Fat Min. 14%
Crude Fiber Max. 2%
Moisture Max 26%

About Greenies
Greenies is a creative and vibrant team of pet owners and pet lovers, driven by a deep sense of commitment to each other, the people they touch and the pets we all adore. Greenies believes they've been entrusted with more than simply the care of animals. People look to the company for products that make their relationships with their dog or cat more satisfying. And they are passionate in their pursuit of naturally effective solutions that provide the best in oral care, nutrition and enjoyment for all pets. Each life they touch is honored with the highest level of honesty, integrity and respect. Because at the end of the day, Greenies believes creating caring relationships is more important than any business success they may achieve.
1 Design Drive
Vero Beach, FL, 64116
Phone: 8162218928
Fax: 8162218928
http://www.greenies.com
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Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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2 of 2 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
  • By Carlos ( Aventura, FL)
    5/24/2012 4:47:21 PM

    I recommend this product!
    Perfect for pills!
  • By Judy ( Wyomissing, PA)
    9/16/2012 1:00:24 PM

    I recommend this product!
    I had only the slightest hope that my dog, Seamus would accept his pills in this manner. I was happily surprised when he treated these pockets like a favorite treat. They smell like grilled beef and they have the texture of clay. It's easy to wrap the pills inside the pocket. He can't sort everything out in his mouth and dispose of the pills; it all goes down the hatch!
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