The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [treats]

A reward, generally a snack, given to a pet; used to train positive reinforcement of preferred behavior.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
129 views

My cat just drunk one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Everyday my cat eats sweets with us at tea time and she likes it very much. So I decided to give her more sweets today. After that she has drunk one bowl full of water in an hour. Is this normal? It ...
6
votes
1answer
70 views

Is it possible to break a cat's habit to swallow treats whole? [duplicate]

We have a 6 year old cat to which we have tried, since he was little, to give treats but he ends up always swallowing them whole and throwing up a while later. We have tried different brands and ...
2
votes
3answers
71 views

Should my dog be able to clean out an appropriately sized Kong?

We have a Kong classic for our 1 year-old dog. She loves the Kong and spends plenty of time with it, but there always ends up being about half of an inch of peanut butter stuck at the very bottom of ...
5
votes
6answers
2k views

Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I know that too much vitamin D (fat soluble) can cause toxicity in cats, but how much is too much? The reason I asked this is - When I open my vitamin D bottle, because I take it, my kitty goes "can ...
4
votes
1answer
278 views

Icing that hardens for dog cakes

I am looking to make an icing that hardens after I have frosted the doggie cake. Any ideas?
6
votes
2answers
292 views

What 'Special Occasion' Food Can I Feed My Cat?

My cat goes in for surgery tomorrow, which makes tonight possibly her last night on this earth. I want to give her something special for dinner. She loves chicken and poultry in general, and also ...
2
votes
2answers
220 views

What treats are safe for horses?

The care of horses can be opinionated and there is a lot of varying ideas about what is safe for horses to have as treats and the quantities. So the question is: What treats are safe for horses and ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Can Horses eat Bread?

A recent question, sparked my interest. I have heard that to much grain is bad for horses, and I have heard that bread is bad for many animals. Are there any health concerns with feeding bread to ...
0
votes
1answer
434 views

Can horse eat sultanas in sultana bread?

My horses eat a variety of hand fed treats, including bread. They eat white bread and multi grain bread. I have some left over sultana bread or "raisin toast" bread (it's not actual toast, it's ...
1
vote
2answers
762 views

Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

Situation An incompetent relative of mine (I'm not sure who) left a cough candy in its wrapper unattended. All my relatives left the house, and I'm staying with the dog. Apparently, the dog got ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

What is in cat treats that make them so attractive?

My cat is wild about "cat treats" like Temptations. What is in that stuff that makes it so attractive?
4
votes
2answers
109 views

What are good fillings for a Kong?

Our Sheltie puppy loves his peanut butter Kong treats, which he gets every few days (one a week perhaps less) but because peanut butter is high in fats, sugars etc, we don't want him to get chubby as ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there any impact if I give freeze-dry fish for dogs to my cat?

My cat loves freeze-dry salmons. There's a particular brand of freeze-dry salmon for cats that my dad buys for her and she loves it. The pet shop that sells this treat ran out of stock of the cat's ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Authoritative resource for toxic foods for pets

Is there any authoritative resource for what foods are toxic for what animals? I'm getting conflicting information from around the web. In this case, I'm specifically interested in rats.
4
votes
4answers
7k views

Is cow's milk safe for young rats?

I've heard that rats like yoghurt, I don't have any though. Is cows milk from a saucer safe for them? NB: They are Rattus norvegicus (Fancy Rats)
5
votes
3answers
1k views

How to get dog to give back a bone when you have nothing better to give?

Yesterday I gave a very nice bone (apparently) to my dog, but also it was a very big one and since it's a young dog I didn't want her to eat all of it, or she'd get sick. So I've tried to do as I ...
3
votes
4answers
991 views

Why does my dog ignore the treats I try to give him when playing?

I usually use this little treats to teach my dog when he's behaving properly or when learning some trick and they work really well, he loves them. When I take him outside to play (I usually take him ...
10
votes
2answers
82k views

Can dogs eat the leftover bones from grilled ribs?

I gave my dogs a few leftover bones from grilled ribs, thinking they'd chew on them for a few days. No. They ate them whole, right then and there. Is this safe / healthy?
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Are rawhide bones or natural raw bones potentially dangerous for a dog?

Chewing can be a very rewarding activity for dogs and it also provides mental stimulation and helps clean their teeth. So I'm planning to give a bone to my dog from time to time, to keep him busy, but ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Are there smell-sealing treat bags that I could inconspicuously carry with me?

I'm training my dog. I'd like to have some treats with me at all times so that I can reward him for obeying when it's not 'training time'. I'm rewarding him other ways as well, but I'd like to do it ...
25
votes
5answers
136k views

Is it okay to feed my cats canned tuna?

I opened a can of tuna today and my cats went absolutely insane over the smell. I let them have a very tiny piece and they absolutely loved it. What I'm concerned about is that it's canned tuna. ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

How do I make a dog-safe decorative icing to harden properly on treats?

Can anyone suggest how to make an icing/frosting to decorate dog treats with that doesn't use confectioners sugar, but would still harden like royal icing? I purchased some icing that you just add ...
7
votes
1answer
504 views

Are there alternatives to Stagbar antler chews?

Our dogs absolutely love these Stagbar dog chews. They are the only treat I can find which keeps our dogs interested and is durable enough to last more than a few hours (the large ones usually last a ...
14
votes
2answers
933 views

Should I regularly feed my cat catnip?

I have a cat who, like most other cats, really loves catnip. She becomes (joyfully) delusional and keeps rolling on the ground. Most of the time she would swallow the herb. While I enjoy watching the ...
8
votes
2answers
138 views

What plants or other winter yard items are safe for a rabbit?

During the summer, I feed my rabbit treats I get from my yard including twigs, leaves, and grass. However, during the winter here my trees lose their leaves and the grass is mostly dead. Are there ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I reward my cat besides using edible treats?

One of my cats is completely non-responsive to edible treats. Be it salmon, chicken or beef flavored, he completely ignores any treats I give him. I want to be able to reward him/get him to come when ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

What treats are safe for my ferrets to eat?

I've read that ferrets can have small quantities of fruit, veggies, yogurt treats, and similar things you'd find labeled as "For ferrets". Are these actually safe for my ferret? Aren't they carnivores?...
11
votes
1answer
219 views

How can I identify and get more information about poisoned jerky treats?

Over the last few years, I've heard from the news that jerky treats are poisoning pet dogs and cats. Even today (October 23rd, 2013), I'm hearing about it on the news. I am concerned; what is going ...
16
votes
2answers
10k views

What are some safe, healthy treats for my turtle?

I want to spoil my yellow-bellied slider a little bit, but I don't know what to provide as treats to break up the regular diet of pellets. I know that they are omnivores, and her previous owner said ...
3
votes
2answers
811 views

What treats are dangerous for me to feed my cat?

Considering Is chocolate harmful for dogs? , are there foods which can endanger my cat? Some relevant answers could be found here: Is it safe for my dog or cat to eat grapes, raisins and sultanas? ...
13
votes
4answers
471 views

What are healthy treats for a house rabbit?

My house rabbit can be rather shy around guests, and I would like to encourage her to be more friendly when people come around. I have explained to my guests that rabbits can be startled easily and ...