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International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day February 23
February 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day which is celebrated all around the world. It's also know as National Dog Biscuit Day in the United States. On this day it's traditional to spoil your dog with dog biscuits.
A dog biscuit is a hard biscuit-based dietary supplement for dogs or other canines, similar to human snack food.
Dog biscuits tend to be hard and dry. Dog biscuits may be sold in a flat bone-shape. Some manufacturers claim the dry and hard biscuit texture helps clean the dog's teeth, promoting oral health.
This holiday is referred to as a "International" Day-
However, I did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though I didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized through social media to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
Origin of this Holiday
My research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
Recognition about this holiday from:
I found this holiday listed on many calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this day. Many of these blogs talk about dog biscuit facts and share recipes for making dog biscuits at home.
.......................................................................................................................... The History of the Dog Biscuit Industry
By most accounts, the history of the industry begins with a man named James Spratt. An electrician from Cincinnati, Spratt had patented a new type of lightning conductor in 1850. Later in the decade, he traveled to England to sell it. According to industry lore, he had a quayside epiphany in London when he saw a group of dogs eating discarded hardtack, the cheap, tough biscuits carried on ships and known to sailors as "molar breakers." The first major chunk of today's pet industry was born.
In 1860, still in England, Spratt unveiled Spratt's Patent Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes, a combination of wheat, beetroot, vegetables, and beef blood. Before long, he had competitors with names like Dr. A. C. Daniels' Medicated Dog Bread and F. H. Bennett's Malatoid Dog Biscuits. The products embraced the dubious science and the lightly regulated hucksterism of their era. (2009)
This holiday is celebrated by remembering and appreciating dog biscuits. Here are some ways to do that.
serve dog biscuits to you dog.
give your dog his favorite dog biscuit
buy your dog a new flavor dog biscuit and see how he likes it.
find recipes of dog biscuits and make your own.
host a dog biscuit party for your pet. Set a low table with dog treats for all your animal guests. Have fun activities for all the dogs. Dog parties are fun!
host a dog biscuit tasting party. Have each of your friends bring a bag of dog biscuits and their pet. Line up a row of dog biscuits for each pet and see which one they sniff out as their favorite and eat.
host a dog biscuit baking party. Invite your pet loving friends who would be interested or even your best baking friend and enjoy a day of shaping and baking dog biscuits. We have a couple of recipes you may like to try. Dog Bark Recipe and Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats.
Mail out recipe cards to your family and friends a few days before International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day and remind them that the day is on it's way.
Send your friends to this page to learn about this animal related holiday.