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FriFeb 23

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – February 23, 2024

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.

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day timeline

A Fortunate Accident

A butcher based in London accidentally invents the dog biscuit, later shaping it into a bone.

Bennett Biscuits

The F.H. Bennett Biscuit company is established, selling dog biscuits under the name ‘Malatoid.’


The dog biscuit recipe is granted a patent.

New and Improved

The name ‘Malatoid’ is changed to ‘Milkbone’ to emphasize cow’s milk as one of the ingredients.

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.

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day dates

2024February 23Friday
2025February 23Sunday
2026February 23Monday
2027February 23Tuesday
2028February 23Wednesday

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