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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 It was originally made with meat, grains, and vegetables, and it had a cake-like texture.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
These pumpkin dog biscuits are great for your dog and taste so good they will be begging for more! Made with pureed pumpkin, they are healthy for your furry friends. Even though it’s known as a fall flavor, these pumpkin peanut butter dog biscuits are perfect all year long, including on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
These super easy 3 ingredient homemade dog treats are made with simple ingredients that your dog or puppy will love on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. For a gluten free version of this recipe swap out the wheat flour with oat flour.
Want to make your pup homemade dog treats with fresh ingredients for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day? These Chicken Dog Treats are easy to make with whole ingredients. Your dog will love them!
These easy, 4-ingredient Homemade Dog Treats are the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey! (Or, try them any time of year with leftover chicken.) Even better, though? They freeze beautifully, and make darling DIY International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day gifts for all the beloved pups in your life!
A delicious treat recipe, especially for your furry friends on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Baked peanut butter banana dog treats are a healthy, tasty treat for dogs, and are easy to make with just a handful of common ingredients.
These simple Homemade Dog Treats are the doggy version of that classic comfort food, chicken and biscuits! They’re also the perfect way to use up leftover chicken that might otherwise go to waste on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. With just 4 ingredients, they’re ultra quick and easy, and they store beautifully in the freezer for weeks!
While many people think about making jerky when you use a food dehydrator, you can make dog treats too! And what better way to give your dog a healthy reward on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day than with homemade dog treats.
Homemade dog treats can save your budget and let your best friend enjoy a yummy snack for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. This very simple recipe that only requires TWO inexpensive ingredients and can also be customized like nobody’s business. So get creative and have a little fun while pampering your pooch!
An easy homemade pumpkin dog treat your pup will love on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Feel good about feeding your furry friend a healthy homemade dog biscuit made with simple ingredients like oat flour, whole wheat flour, pumpkin, peanut butter and banana.
Don’t buy your fur babies junk dog treats at the store, make these easy homemade dog treats in no time instead for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! They’re super simple three ingredient dog treats, and dogs love them!
These homemade peanut butter dog biscuits are made with natural peanut butter, oat flour, and applesauce. They are a tasty and healthy treat on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day for your furry friend!
Show your pup how much you care about them on International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day by baking up some fresh homemade dog treats! These Cheddar Dog Biscuits are for the cheese loving dogs…and that’s all of them, right? Perfect for training a puppy or rewarding your veteran fur baby. Also great for gift giving!
Oatmeal and turkey dog treats are easy to make for your dog–and oatmeal is a great source of soluble fiber. Make some for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Oatmeal is also an excellent choice especially for senior dogs—or for any dog with wheat allergies.