While you may see "veterinarian recommended" printed on pet products, my experience has been that vets don't generally recommend pet products that they don't sell in their practices. Except for Feline Greenies.
I have to thank my cat's vets for recommending Feline Greenies for my cat's teeth since he was a youngster. He's had no dental problems in 15 years, and I thank Greenies, as it would be hard to give too much credit to my occasional brushings.
Oral health problems are the most common medical issues in dogs and cats. Unlike dogs, cats typically don't like to chew, especially when they get older, and then, largely because of tooth and gum sensitivity. So It still amazes me that my cat loves to chomp down on Greenies. Fortunately, they are less than 2 calories each, because left to his own, he'd eat a bag at a time. No, I don't allow that much. But I will give him a small handful throughout the day as treats.
Feline Greenies are primarily recommended for tartar control, but they include many vitamins and minerals that cats need for general good health. Here are the contents for the Chicken Greenies, for example:
Greenies now come in 6 varieties, including the original Oven Roasted Chicken flavor. Now, there's also Ocean Fish, Succulent Beef, Savory Salmon, Tempting Tuna, and the most recent addition, Catnip flavor, which my cat goes totally wild over. They are all high-protein snacks.
I suggest that you start with the six-pack of Feline Greenies shown above and see what your cat likes best.... Or, just keep rotating the treat flavor. The bags have air-tight seals, so the treats stay fresh for a long time if you reseal the bags tight. If your kitty decides she has a favorite flavor, the Greenies come in 11 and 21-ounce containers that will last for awhile and/or treat multiple cats. By the way, here' how many treats the Greenies company recommends you give your cat:
|Cat Weight||Twice per Day…|
|5 to 10 lb||6-8 pieces per serving|
|10 to 15 lb||8-10 pieces per serving|
|Over 15 lb||10-12 pieces per serving|
Greenies recommends that you start providing the treats to your cat at one year of age, but ask your veterinarian for input.
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