dog biscuit appreciation day

Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a chance to celebrate one of our dog’s favourite things in the entire world – biscuits! This is more than just a chance to give your canine companion an extra treat during the day. It is an opportunity for you to think more about the biscuits you offer to your pet. 

When is Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day?

Celebrate Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on the 23rd of February. This is the day after National Walk Your Dog Day. So, you can spend the 22nd having a really fun walk with your pet and burning off a lot of calories and then spend the next day indoors baking goodies and not feeling quite so guilty about it. 

Many national days and holidays have been restricted and altered in recent times with lockdowns and Covid-restrictions. But, one thing that has increased is our time baking and spending quality time with our pets. So, it makes sense that in February 2021, we extend that into baking for our pets.

How to celebrate Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.

The best way to celebrate Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is to bake your own dog biscuits. Baking is a great family activity and there is nothing like making a nice cake or some cookies to celebrate an occasion. So, why not get out a range of dog-friendly ingredients and bake some “cookies” that show how much you love your dog.

If you have never made any dog biscuits before, this is the perfect time to learn. Check our simple recipes that have some of your dog’s favourite ingredients and create great batches of them to store and keep. This could even save you some money in the long run. 

Are there Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day greetings cards and gifts?

You can turn this national day into an opportunity to give a gift to someone that you love. Perhaps you have a friend or relative that has a pet and you want to back a batch of biscuits and wrap them in a nice box. Or, maybe there is a local cafe that has served you well with dog treats in the past and you want to use this day to give them a card and say thank you. 

Don’t forget to take part in Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on social media. 

You can use the # hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to showcase your baking skills and show everyone what you were able to create. You can compare designs and ideas to get inspiration for how you can make more batches in the future. Your dog is sure to thank you for it. You can also find some creative recipes on Pinterest if you are stuck for ideas. 

Fun facts about Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.

Did you know that:

~ While “normal” chocolate is toxic for our dogs, there are benefits in adding doggy chocolate to dog biscuits. The carob has the same beneficial nutrient and antioxidants. 

~ Dog biscuits have been around in some form since 1860. It took an Ohio electrical salesman to see the potential in giving dogs their very own tasty treats. 

~ We haven’t always used the term dog biscuits for these snacks. It makes sense now, with so many dense treats that snap and crunch like a real biscuit. But, they were also known as dog’s bread. Perhaps this was a more apt comparison before the products we know and love today.

~ As with all foodstuffs, there are attempts to make the biggest possible dog biscuit. So far, the record stands at 579cm long and 279kg. That would satisfy a lot of hungry pups! 

Enjoy Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day responsibly. 

Dog Biscuits are a great part of any dog’s diet as you can use them as a treat and spoil them now and then. But, you need to make sure that you don’t go overboard this holiday. Don’t overdo it with rich ingredients or masses of biscuits as you could make your dog ill. If you want to bake masses of biscuits, make batches for the humans in your life too. Whatever you bake, have fun and enjoy your day with your dog. 

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