If you have a beloved pup or two keeping you company at home, you probably want to spoil them. They are, after all, your most loyal friends. But taking a trip down the virtual pet aisle for treats can be overwhelming: You want to find something your dogs will love, but you also want to keep them healthy. And from subscription treat boxes to fancy kibble “toppers” to vegetarian chews, there are more options than ever before.

To help narrow down the choices, we asked 16 experts — including veterinarians and animal nutritionists, canine-behavior specialists, dog trainers, and some Strategist dog parents — about the treats they recommend or feed their own dogs. Their 28 favorite options below include treats for most any dog, from snacks for picky eaters, to treats that can help teach an old dog new tricks, to chewy ones for teething puppies. Just remember that “treat” doesn’t mean meal and that eating too many high-calorie snacks will actively harm your dog. “Treat calories should only account for a maximum of 10 percent of total calorie intake,” says board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Lindsey Bullen. “Otherwise, they could unbalance the diet.” For example, if your dog consumes 1,000 calories per day, “they should get no more than 100 calories in the form of treats.” An easy hack is to use a portion of your dog’s regular food as a treat when you’re walking or training them, rather than a specialized, high-calorie product. Of course, Bullen says, “this can be easy in pets that are not picky but challenging in those with a refined palate.”

To make it even easier to find the right treats for your dog, we organized all of the recommendations into categories based on how the experts described using them: There are everyday treats, health-related treatstreats for training, and treats for puppies. If you know what type you want, just click on any of the links in the previous sentence to jump straight to that section.

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