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Foods are items needed to feed the player's pets in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Pets may become hungry after a period of time or after the player finishes a walk/contest. If a pet is hungry it cannot enter any contests. Pets may not eat or drink if they are full/quenched or normal.

In Nintendogs + Cats the player can change the bowl that food or drinks are to be served in. This is done by clicking on the name of the item and then clicking on arrows to change the type of the bowl.

FoodEdit

In Nintendogs there are three types of food: dry food, dog food can, and natural dog food bag. Nintendogs + Cats changes the dog food can to wet food and adds diet food as well as premium canned food.

The types of food are:

  • Dry food
  • Dog food can (wet food in Nintendogs + Cats)
  • Natural dog food bag (Nintendogs only)
  • Diet food
  • Premium canned food

Pets must be fed when they are hungry. There are four levels of hunger: full, normal, hungry, and famished.

Dry FoodEdit

  • DS version.
  • 3DS version (dog).
  • 3DS version (cat).
"This is a well-balanced meal with all necessary nutrients. (Single-Use)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"Basic, everyday food for active and healthy puppies."
— 3DS description (dog version), Nintendogs + Cats

Dry food is the basic default food for pets. In Nintendogs + Cats there is a cat version of this. In Nintendogs it can be bought for $1.50 and sold for $0.60. In Nintendogs + Cats both versions can be bought for $3 and sold for $1.

In Nintendogs the food is in a tall, red upside-down trapezoid bag. In Nintendogs + Cats is either in a large blue bag (dogs) or in a red bag (cats).

Dog Food Can / Wet FoodEdit

  • DS version.
  • 3DS version (dog).
  • 3DS version (cat).
  • A bowl of wet food.
  • A bowl of wet food for cats.
"This delicious food includes real meat to whet a dog's appetite. (One Serving)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"Puppies love it, but watch the higher calorie content."
— 3DS description (dog version), Nintendogs + Cats

Dog food can (wet food in the 3DS version) is a type of food that helps pets gain weight. It is the second best type of food in Nintendogs.

In Nintendogs it can be bought for $1.50 after obtaining 300 owner points and sold for $0.60. In Nintendogs + Cats both versions can be bought for $5 after obtaining 850 owner points or playing for at least 6 days. It can be sold for $2.

In Nintendogs the food is in a brown square box with a blue logo on top saying "Cheer" over the head of a Dachshund. In Nintendogs + Cats the dog version is a silver square box with a blue logo with the words "Wet Food" appearing over a Golden Retriever's head. The cat version is a circular red can with a striped cat appearing in front of a bowl of food, with the words "Wet Food" above it. It consists of chunks of meat in a meaty gravy.

Natural Dog Food BagEdit

The natural dog food bag is the best type of food in Nintendogs and does not make a returning appearance in the 3DS sequel. It can be bought for $5 after obtaining 10,000 trainer points and sold for $2.

The food is in a tan paper bag with a green line at the top and multiple darker green lines on the bottom. In red letters the word "Nintendogs" appears under a small red crown and above a picture of a Golden Retriever. There is a small rectangular red logo printed near the bottom.

Diet FoodEdit

  • Dog version.
  • Cat version.
  • A Corgi eating the diet food.
"Low-calorie food ideal for getting overfed puppies back into shape."
— 3DS description (dog version), Nintendogs + Cats

Diet food is a type of meal introduced in Nintendogs + Cats for pets who have gained too much weight. Both versions can be bought for $5 after obtaining 850 owner points or playing for at least 6 days. It can be sold for $2.

Both versions of the food are put in a rectangular box (red for dogs, blue for cats) with the words "Diet Food" appearing over a pet's head. The pet (either brown and white dog or a grey-white cat) will be sitting in front of a bowl of food. When served, the food appears multicolored, with shades of both light and dark brown.

Premium Canned FoodEdit

  • Dog food.
  • Cat food.
  • Sparkles after a pet eats the food.
"This high quality food is delicious and nutritionally balanced."
— 3DS description (both versions), Nintendogs + Cats

Premium canned food (premium tinned food in EU/OC) exclusive to Nintendogs + Cats. It is more nutritionally balanced than wet food and is thus less likely to make a pet gain weight. Both versions of the food can be bought for $7 after obtaining 5,000 owner points or playing for at least 19 days and sold for $3.

Both versions have golden cans with wrapping around them with the words "Premium Food" appearing over a pet's head. In the dog's version, it is a white and brown dog while in the cat's version it is a white cat. The dog's version has blue wrapping while the cat's version has red. The cat's premium food contains chicken meat.

DrinksEdit

Drinks are used to keep a pet quenched. In both games there are only two types of drinks: water and milk. There are four levels of thirst: quenched, normal, thirsty, and parched.

Water BottleEdit

  • DS version.
  • 3DS version.
"This distilled water is easy on a puppy's digestive tract. (Single-Use Bottle)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"This natural spring water is soothing and refreshing!"
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

A water bottle (water in the 3DS version) is the basic drink for all pets. It can be bought at the store for $0.60 (Nintendogs) or $1 (Nintendogs + Cats) and sold to the Secondhand Shop for the $0.20 (Nintendogs) or $1 (Nintendogs + Cats). It is healthier than milk and good for dogs with an ideal physique.

In both Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats the water is put in a bottle with a blue wrapper with the word "Water" on it.

Milk CartonEdit

  • Milk carton.
  • Formula.
"This milk is very easy on a dog's stomach. (One Serving)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"This formula is specially prepared for growing puppies and kittens."
— 3DS description (NTSC), Nintendogs + Cats

The milk carton (formula in the 3DS version) is a type of drink for the player's pets. It is more expensive and nutritious than water and can fatten up pets as well as garner more Trainer Points. They can be bought at the store for $1 (Nintendogs) or $3 (Nintendogs + Cats) and sold to the Secondhand Shop for $0.40 (Nintendogs) or $1 (Nintendogs + Cats).

In Nintendogs the milk is put in a green and white carton with the word "Nintendogs" printed on. In Nintendogs + Cats the word is instead "BARC" and the milk is put in a white glass bottle.

Treats Edit

Treats don't do much to sate a pet's hunger, with its main purpose being to reward dogs. If a dog did a trick or obeyed a command on a walk, a treat should be given. Any treat will work.

Dog BiscuitEdit

  • DS version.
  • 3DS version.
"This low-calorie digestive treat makes for the perfect doggie snack. (Single Count)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"Treats like these are great for teaching tricks or on walks."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

A dog biscuit (biscuit in the 3DS version) is a treat that can be unlocked with Trainer Points to buy at the store for $0.10 (Nintendogs) or $1 (Nintendogs + Cats) and sold to the Secondhand Shop for the $0.10 (Nintendogs) or $1 (Nintendogs + Cats). The biscuit can be quite fattening for pets.

In Nintendogs the threats have a cream filling sandwiched together between two rectangular biscuits, with all of these treats put in a yellow bag. In Nintendogs + Cats this bag is now a checkered pink, with the biscuits now being circular in shape.

Jerky TreatEdit

  • DS version.
  • 3DS version.
  • Sparkles appearing after a dog eats a piece of beef jerky.
"This chewy dried beef makes for a delicious snack. (One Serving)"
— DS description, Nintendogs
"A favourite of dogs everywhere, but a little goes a long way."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

A jerky treat (beef jerky in the 3DS version) is a piece of dried beef. In Nintendogs it can be bought at the Discount Shop for $0.20 after obtaining 300 trainer points. In the Golden Retriever version of Nintendogs + Cats it can be bought for $3 after unlocking them with 2,350 owner points or playing for 12 days in a row. It can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $0.10 (Nintendogs) or $2 (Nintendogs + Cats).

In Nintendogs the treat looks like a thin cylinder of dried beef lined up in a blue bag. In Nintendogs + Cats the appearance of the food is the same, but is now put in a checkered pink bag.

Puppy ChewsEdit

"These rich, tasty chews are really satisfying to gnaw on."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

Puppy chews are rawhide bones introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. They can be bought in the Toy Poodle version at the store for $3 after gaining 2,350 owner points or by playing for at least 12 days. They can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $2. The player can also find them on walks with the pedometer.

The treats look like white rawhide bones stuffed in a blue checkered bag.

Heart CookiesEdit

"These puppy favorites are sugar free and quite nourishing."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

Heart biscuits are cookies introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. They can be bought in the French Bulldog version at the BARC store for $3 after obtaining 2,350 owner points or playing for at least 12 days. They can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $2.

The biscuits are heart-shaped, being colored red at the center and brown on the sides. They come in a yellow checkered bag.

Biscuit BitsEdit

"These bite-sized treats are round and easy to eat"
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats
Biscuit bits are a type of treat introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. They can be bought for $2 in the Toy Poodle version or obtained on a pedometer walk. Alternatively, a player could obtain these in all versions with the Calvin Coolidge DLC.

The biscuit bits are in a clear jar with a yellow wrapper and the words "Dog Biscuits" on it. There is the silhouette of a dog on the wrapper and the cap is yellowish-orange.

Puppy BiscuitsEdit

Puppy biscuits are cookies introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. They don't change a pet's physique as much as other biscuits.They can be found on a pedometer walk, given as a gift from a Mii, or bought at BARC for $2 (Golden Retriever version). It can be sold at the Secondhand Shop for $1.

The cookies are tan colored and dog-shaped, with many being stuffed into a dark green checkered bag.

Bone BiscuitsEdit

  • A Maltese about to eat a biscuit.
"These biscuits are full of calcium for building healthy bones."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

Bone biscuits are cookies introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. They can be found on pedometer walks, given as a gift from a Mii, or bought at BARC for $2 (Toy Poodle version). It can be quite fattening for dogs.

The biscuits look like small tan dog bones stuffed into a light green checkered bag.

Surprise CookiesEdit

Surprise cookies (surprise biscuits in EU/OC) are an uncommonly found batch of cookies introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. These will make a pet's voice higher pitched for a short amount of time. It cannot be bought at BARC so the player's only method of obtaining surprise biscuits is on a regular walks (very rare) or pedometer walks after making 100 to 500 steps. It can be sold to the Secondhand Shop at the Secondhand Sop for $4.

The treat looks like a regular brown cookie with jagged edges all around the side and a red exclamation mark in the middle.

Cat GrassEdit

"This fresh oat grass satisfies a cat's natural craving for grass."
— 3DS description (NTSC), Nintendogs
"Fresh oat grass to satisfy a cat's natural craving for grass."
— 3DS description (PAL), Nintendogs + Cats

Cat grass is a potted plant that can be bought at BARC (Toy Poodle) for $2, found randomly on walks, or found with the pedometer. It can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $4.

Cat grass appears in Nintendogs + Cats has a small brown potted plant with numerous long green leaves growing in it.

Fish JerkyEdit

"Gourmet kitties are sure to love this tasty fish goodness."
— 3DS description (US), Nintendogs + Cats

Fish jerky is a dried slice of meat introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. It can be found on a walk (with or without a pedometer) or bought at BARC for $2 (Golden Retriever version). It can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $4.

The treat appears as multiple chunks of red-orange fish meat stuffed in a pink checkered bag.

Chicken JerkyEdit

  • Sparkles after the cat finishes the jerky.
"Lightly seasoned with catnip, this is the ultimate snack for kittens."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

Chicken jerky is a cat treat that can be found as a rare item on pedometer walks or as a gift from a Mii. When given to a cat they will get the catnip effect for a very short amount of time. It can be sold to the Secondhand Shop for $4.

The jerky looks like small salmon-colored chunks of meat in a long rectangular hot pink bag.

Fish CookiesEdit

  • Flowers appearing after feeding a cat the treat.
"These fish-shaped biscuits for cats contain real fish."
— 3DS description, Nintendogs + Cats

Fish cookies (fish biscuits in EU/OC) are a type of cat treat introduced in Nintendogs + Cats. It can be bought for $2 in the Golden Retriever version and sold for $1.

This treat contains fish and shrimp meat in a tan fish-shaped cookie.


TriviaEdit

  • In Dog Care Books, Wet Food is refered was Canned Dog Food.
  • The Jerky Treat  and the Dog Biscuit are the only known treats in Nintendogs.
  • Although grass is not healthy for dogs nor cats, Cat Grass can still be fed to them as a treat.
  • In Nintendogs + Cats, Treats that are meant to be fed to cats can be still fed to dogs, and vice-versa.
  • Surprise Biscuits are the only treats that are not found in shops in Nintendogs + Cats. It is also the only treat that has a special effect on pets.
  • In Nintendogs + Cats, the Milk Carton is replaced with the Formula for unknown reasons.
  • the Dry Food and the Wet Food are the only meals that return in Nintendogs + Cats.
  • In Nintendogs, the Dog Biscuit is square-shaped, but in Nintendogs + Cats, it is circle-shaped.
  • Dogs are more likely to become thirsty rather than hungry when a walk/contest is finished.
  • Feeding your dog Dry Food will more likely make them overweight.