On February 23 your dog doesn’t want a pat, to be scratched behind his ear, or to run after a stick. What he really wants is his biscuit because it’s National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also known as Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. It’s the best day of the year for dogs. It’s also a day to pamper your pooch because he deserves it. After all he’s your best friend. So, give him his favorite biscuit, or even better- stock up on his favorite treats.

National Dog Biscuit Day timeline

2011

The Largest Dog Biscuit

The largest dog biscuit weighed 279.87 kg (617 lb) and was made by Hampshire Pet Products (USA) in Joplin, Missouri.

1907

In the Shape of a Bone

The first bone shaped biscuit for dogs appeared in America and the shape caught on!

1860

Now Manufactured on a Large Scale

The first large-scale manufacturer of dog biscuits was a man from Ohio called James Spratt who traveled to England and produced these biscuits.

1828

Available in England

It was around this time that dog biscuits were produced in England on a small scale, though dog-bread had been around for ages.

National Dog Biscuit Day Activities

  1. Let biscuits rain cats and dogs

    Let him have as many as he likes. It’s a special day after all!

  2. Make homemade biscuits

    When you make your own you can control and ensure that the best ingredients go in. They’ll be healthier and cheaper.

  3. Throw a pooch party

    Why not!? A plateful of biscuits and some room to run in the yard with other dogs — that’s all that your dog needs.

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

No one quite knows the origin of this wagtastic holiday, but we all know that dogs love these treats. Created in the mid-19th century by American James Spratt, the cake-like biscuit comprised of meat, grains and vegetables have evolved over time, but are still dogs favorite reward. So lets raise a baked treat to International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on February 23 and our companions who love them.

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day Activities

  1. Doggie play date

    Call, text, email, or tweet your friends and have them join you for a doggie play date. Have each of your friends brings their dog’s favorite biscuit, then create little goodie bags containing one of each.

  2. Dog biscuits and adoptions

    Go to your local animal shelter and coordinate an adoption day. As a special gift, donate a bountiful amount of dog biscuits that can be given to the new pet parents and their newly adopted furry family member.

  3. Host a dog biscuit decorating party

    Get festive, get messy, get decorative! Invite some friends, buy plain dog biscuits (we love Milk-Bone’s Classic Dog Biscuit), grab dog-safe decorating icing, and let your creativity flow. Reward the best decorated and then let your dogs enjoy!

Why We Love International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

  1. They are packed with nutrients

    There are an array of dog biscuits that are made with various premium ingredients. These dog treats provide a daily dose of protein and multivitamins that help your dog maintain a healthy diet throughout their life.

  2. They are great training tools

    Training a new pup can be hard work. Using dog biscuits to reward a well behaved dog, is a simple and proven method that reinforces positive behavior.

  3. Every dog loves them

    Dog biscuits are one of pups’ favorite treats. They’re packed with real meat, vegetables, and savory flavor. Dogs love them and will love you for giving them one.

Originally posted on National Today

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