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International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (February 23)

Check out the weird holiday International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on Feb 23. Learn the history of dog biscuits & get celebration ideas!

One weird holiday on February 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. Check out the other weird February holidays!

History of International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Dog biscuits are a huge staple in owning this animal as a pet, especially when training your dog. The interesting thing is that dog biscuits – or dog bread, as it used to be called – goes back to the ancient Romans!

In those times, dog bread was bread that was low-quality or had gone rancid and was therefore not good for humans to eat.

Dog biscuits as we know them now were created in the 1800s by the American inventor James Pratt. It was originally made with meat, grains, and vegetables, and it had a cake-like texture. He got the idea for biscuits when he visited Liverpool, England, and saw stray dogs devouring biscuits on ships.

A butcher in London later gave dog biscuits their popular bone shape.

In 1908, F.H Bennett Biscuits was established, and they sold dog biscuits called Malatoids. Three years later, a dog biscuit recipe was patented. Then in 1915, they changed the name of their biscuit to “Milkbone.”

There is a wide variety of dog biscuits available today, including mint-flavored treats that help clean your dog’s teeth and keep their breath fresh.

Ideas for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

You can spoil your dog with biscuits purchased online, or you can make some of these.

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