Greenies Pumpkin Spice Dental Treats for Dogs!
It might technically still be summer outside, but I can tell the weather is starting to turn towards autumn. Leaves are just starting to change color and mornings are very brisk and cool. Besides a change in the weather, fall always instigates a craving for cold weather comforts.
Starbucks has already released their Pumpkin Spice Latte; Caribou Coffee has a Pumpkin Pie Cooler; Dunkin’ Donuts has a Pumpkin Iced Coffee and a Pumpkin Macchiato; Einstein Brothers have a Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha, and ….. well, you get the idea!
With all of this pumpkin spice going on, why should dog treats be left out of the picture? They’re not! Greenies Dental Treats are getting into the game with their Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Flavor Greenies Dental Treats!
Let’s check them out!
Greenies Dental Treats Pumpkin Spice Flavor
Greenies Pumpkin Spice flavor dental treats for dogs is a limited edition flavor! (Ummm, that means you better get some for your dog really fast.)
I’m not sure when they hit the market but we have been a frequent visitor of PetSmart the last few months and these greenies were there a couple weeks ago when we stopped in. I’m guessing they might last through sometime around Halloween, or perhaps just until supplies are gone.
The Pumpkin Spice Flavor Greenies come in all of the usual Greenies sizes him:
- Teeny (for dogs that weigh 5-15 pounds)
- Petite (for 15-25 pound dogs)
- Regular (for 25-50 pound dogs)
- Large (for 50-100 pound dogs)
Show Me the Ingredients
The ingredient list for pumpkin spice flavored Greenies is fairly long so this is a copy/paste from the Greenies website:
The ingredient list on these puppies is a lot longer than for most of the treats we review. Greenies start out with wheat flour and wheat gluten as the first two main ingredients, so definitely steer away from these if your dog has a gluten sensitivity.
They also contain natural poultry flavor, so keep this in mind if your dog has a poultry sensitivity or allergy.
They contain a lot of added minerals and vitamins, which is great!
I searched high and low on the Greenies Dental Treats website and could find no indication of transparency regarding where they source their ingredients. That being said, it does not mean their ingredient sources are shady, it just means that they are not sharing.
Their website does indicate greenies are made in Kansas City
“with quality ingredients from around the world”.
Greenies is a MARS company and Mars abides by The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act. This Act boils down to treating everyone touched by their business
“with fairness, dignity and respect” and they seek “to promote and advance respect for human rights across our value chain – from farms to our suppliers’ factories to our own workplaces.”
Nutrition Information and Calorie Count
I purchased the large size Greenies treat for Maui as her ideal weight is 60 pounds. Taking a look at the calorie content of these treats, I will definitely have to cut back a bit on her food the days she gets these.
Calorie content for the large size pumpkin spice Greenies is 145 calories per treat!
Calorie content for the other sizes is:
- Teeny: 26 calories/treat
- Petite: 55 calories/treat
- Regular: 90 calories/treat
Maui tends to put weight on easily so next time I purchase we will probably opt for the Regular size rather than the Large. It’s an easy way to control portion size and calories but still give her the great teeth cleaning benefits of a Greenie.
I was really surprised when I looked at the nutrition information to see how much protein these have!
Size and Appearance
As dog owners, we probably all know what Greenies look like! That trademark toothbrush shaped green, chewy dog treat.
The pumpkin spice Greenies are no different.
The large size is about 4-5 inches in length. Since we did not purchase the other sizes, I’m unable to fill you in on their size.
Do They Smell Like Pumpkin Spice?
When I received these, the first thing that went through my mind is … do they smell like pumpkin spice?
Well … they might a little bit, but more than smelling like pumpkin spice, they smell like dog food to me. Maybe dog food with a very tiny hint of a pumpkin pie spice scent.
So don’t get too excited and think you’re going to be hit with the delicious aroma of a pumpkin pie when you open the bag.
What People Think of Them
The pumpkin spice flavor has not been out very long this year so reviews are limited, but the reviews that are in, are great –
4.6 to 4.9 / 5 stars on Chewy.com (depending on the size of the treat).
The pumpkin spice flavor has a 4.2 / 5-star rating on Amazon.com!
The Greenies brand is hugely popular and well-liked. The regular greenies dog dental chews have almost hundreds to even thousands of reviews with 4-5 / 5-star ratings!
Price and Where to Get These Goodies
Greenies are so incredibly popular, they can be found probably at any online or brick-and-mortar pet supply store.
Here are just a few retailers and prices (for the Regular size pumpkin spice):
Not sure why Amazon has them two bucks cheaper, but that is what the price is today! I would suggest if you are interested in giving these a try to snatch them up quickly (if you are a prime member, you get free shipping).
An Honest Thought
I have a memory from years ago, hearing about Greenies causing intestinal issues if your dog did not chew them well. This thought popped into my mind but I do not know how much validity there is to it (if it is true or not). Maui really chews these up so I’m not worried about her when she eats them. If you have a dog that does not chew their food well, you might want to look into the intestinal issues thing before trying these.
Pros and Cons
I personally have no cons regarding this product except for the non-transparency regarding ingredient sourcing. The dental chews are soft and chewy, so they will help get that tartar off Maui’s teeth.
Maui has absolutely zero cons about these Greenies! I tried to get our usual “pose with the bag” picture but she would not stop trying to get the bag open so I had to settle for whatever shot I could get!
Chewy and Amazon reviewer pros and cons:
- Smell good
- Great for teeth
- Dog loves them
- Some felt they were pricey (I find the price to be reasonable)
- Smell bad (I don’t think they smell bad but don’t expect them to smell like your pumpkin spice latte)
The river of drool lets me know that these Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavored Dental Treats are a huge hit with Maui! She tried to steal the extras that were sitting on the table as I was trying to take pictures!
Drool, drool, drool and paw way up for Greenies Pumpkin Spice!
Enjoy the beginning of fall,
P.S. These treats were provided to us free of charge from Chewy.com as a member of their Influencer Program in exchange for an honest review and our honest opinions.
Were you able to find these Limited Edition Greenies?
What does your dog think of this new flavor?
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