February Pet Calendar

Pet Calendar: National Dog Biscuit Day

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Today, February 23, is National Dog Biscuit Day! What does that mean to your pet? It means he wants you to give him a good, healthy biscuit, or better yet, bake him a biscuit! Let’s take some time today to give our pets a little bit more love, belly rubs and of course a biscuit or two!

Dogtime.com shared dog biscuit recipes for those who want to whip up a healthy treat for their pup. The peanut butter pumpkin treats are kind of calling to us!

Pet Calendar: National Dog Biscuit Day

dog biscuit dayIn the not too recent past, dog treats weren’t given too much thought by pet parents. Today’s pet parents, though look for organic, non GMO ingredients and healthy grains and vegetables and fruits that will help keep their pets healthy. Making food for their dogs and spending time in the kitchen baking treats or even making homemade jerky treats (organic chicken, cut into strips and cooked low and slow in the oven are all you need!).

Here is a history of dog treats that we discovered:

  1. It’s believed the first dog biscuit was introduced in England in the early 1800s. Prior to that dogs were given stale, moldy bread and other scraps.
  2. In the mid 1800s a man traveled from Ohio in the United States to England and began mass producing dog biscuits.
  3. In the early 1900s the first bone-shaped dog treat was introduced in the United States
  4. In 2011, Hampshire Pet Products in Missouri made the world’s largest dog biscuit. It weighed in at 600 pounds!

How will you celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day today? What is your favorite dog biscuit recipe? Share it with our dog-loving fans on Facebook. 

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