Greenies Pill Pockets For Dogs - 100% All Natural Ingredients? The Bag Says It, So It Must Be True, Right?
I am piggybacking off the previous article regarding Cats here (http://health4uandpets.typepad.com/healthproducts/2012/12/greenies-pill-pockets-for-cats-100-natural-the-bag-says-it-so-it-must-be-true-right.html). Sure enough - same story with Greenies Pill Pockets for Dogs. The bag states "All Natural" but their websites tells a different story.
Direct from their site (http://www.greenies.com/dogs.aspx#/products/dog-pill-pockets)GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats are 100% all natural tasty treats with a built-in pouch — ideal for hiding a tablet, capsule or liquid medication — so that most dogs don’t even notice there’s medicine inside. They’re the #1 veterinarian-recommended choice for giving pills.*
100% ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTSGREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Treats are nutritious and a healthier alternative to the commonly used human foods (cheese, tuna, etc.), as they contain fewer calories and less fat and sodium. They also contain antioxidant vitamins C and E to support a healthy immune system.
The bag as you can see has a nice All Natural label so the consumer will think this product is good for their dog. Guess Again!
GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats with real Chicken:
GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats, roasted Duck and Pea Formula:
Are GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats all natural?
Yes, you read that right - the bag and front of their website states 100% (not 90%) All Natural Ingredients but their FAQs page tells a different story. Just knowing that you should not want to feed these but then take a look at the ingredients! Wheat, sugars, corn and gluten? YUK! These are all ingredients that are high allergens and your dog shouldn't be eating dried corn syrup! My favorite is the "Real Beef" one. Beef is the 5th ingredient! Do you know how much "real beef" that really is? Let me tell you - not much!
Potassium sorbate and methylcelloluse are NOT NATURAL!!!! Potassium sorbate is a mold inhibitor. They need this because they use corn and there have been so many issues and recalls with aflatoxins.
Why on earth would you even want to feed your cat this? Please don't say because he or she likes it because you are the boss and you want your loved one to be with you as long as possible.