Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Nutrition Center - Treats

5 Must-Read Tips Before Buying a Food-Dispensing Dog Toy

Filed Under Nutrition

Dogs love treats, but wouldn't it be great if you could make your dog work a little more for those tasty treats? Food-dispensing (also known as treat-dispensing) dog toys could help you accomplish that goal. Even better, the mental and physical stimulation food-dispensing dog toys provide may decrease the chances your dog develops boredom-related behavior problems — barking and chewing, for example. Before you go out and buy a food-dispensing toy, however, you should consider the following.

VIEW SLIDESHOW

3 Dog Food Mistakes to AVOID

Filed Under Nutrition

A few things you DO NOT want to do if you want to keep your dog healthy and well fed.

VIEW SLIDESHOW

8 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Pet Treats

Filed Under Nutrition

If used correctly, pet treats can be a great asset. However, there are important things to consider before offering your cat or dog a treat.

VIEW SLIDESHOW

8 Common Snacks That Will Prompt a Portly Pet

Filed Under Nutrition

A small portion of food can almost constitute a meal for your dog or cat. Don't believe us? Here are a few examples.

VIEW SLIDESHOW

nutrition Questions

View All

When did your dog/cat last have a routine vet checkup?