International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - Sunday, February 23, 2025

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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.

Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their owners serve up unusual or home-made doggy snacks to mark the occasion.

The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables.

Today, dog biscuits are often used in training and as rewards in the show ring. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best friend a treat can help to keep him healthy!

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.

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