Throw Your Dog A Bone On International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February is jam-packed full of holidays and days of observance. Many we are familiar with -- the most notable being Presidents' Day [the third Monday], Valentine's Day on the 14th, and of course Superbowl Sunday [this year on February 3rd -- go Pats!] Groundhog Day occurred on February 2, and fortunately this year Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which foretells an early spring. Then there's the Chinese New Year  which occurred on the 5th of February in 2019 beginning the year of the "Pig."

Eclectic Feb Holidays

February is also know for celebrating some of the most offbeat and fun theme days. Acknowledging them is a fun way to add a little humor into your everyday lives:

  • Decorating With Candy Day
  • Bubble Gum Day
  • Working Naked Day
  • Candy Making Day
  • Car Insurance Day
  • Serpent Day
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Freedom Day
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Get Up Day
  • Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Spunky Old Broads Day
  • Change Your Passwords Day
  • International Face & Body Art Day


Every Dog Has Its Day . . .

No one seems to know the origins of the International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, but most canines will show "their" appreciation when you serve them ups some tasty doggie snacks to mark the occasion, on February 23rd.

The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He introduced the idea after he returned from a visit to Liverpool, England. There he observed first-hand on the vessel he was traveling stray dogs stealing some of ship’s biscuits. The first Spratt's biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables varieties.

Biscuits Today

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!

Portland Pet Food Company is a firm that's been around for over 20 years. Founder Katie McCarron was a health communication consultant, before turning her nutritional eye to Rosie, her aging, standard poodle's diet. Unsure of what to feed finicky Rosie, who no longer enjoyed canned food and had begun to lose weight, the amount of unnatural supplements in basic dog food shocked Katie. She began to cook Rosie’s meals at home, always focusing on locally sourced, natural ingredients. Rosie regained the weight she had lost when Katie expanded on her meals with doggie biscuits.

According to a PPFC spokesperson: "Their line of delicious Brew Biscuits are seriously off the chain and selling out quick - with good reason! Okay, so there's not actually "alcohol" in the biscuits, but they're made with repurposed spent grains that leave pups feeling as satisfied as having a micro-brew at the local pub."

All of Portland's biscuits are twice-baked in the oven to create a light crunchy texture that's easy to chew, by easily breaking into smaller pieces. For doggies with grain or gluten sensitivities, they have specialty options.   

So when February 23rd rolls around this year, pet owners, don't forget to celebrate the holiday by serving your pooch some Portland Pet Food's special treats. And let us know how much they appreciate them -- on this innovative and tasty holiday?


Primary Source: Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day