Treat rewards often serve as a bond­ing mech­a­nism for many pet own­ers and their pets. As ear­ly as pup­py and kit­ten­hood, treats are typ­i­cal­ly incor­po­rat­ed into a pet's dai­ly lifestyle for pos­i­tive rein­force­ment and train­ing pur­pos­es. But too much pos­i­tive rein­force­ment from treats can have neg­a­tive con­se­quences.