These days there are some very healthy choices in the dog biscuit market. Rather than a typical supermarket brand dog biscuit – which is the equivalent of cookies for your dog – you can choose a brand that offers more natural ingredients. Or, you can choose to give your dog a piece of beef jerky made for dogs.
What if my dog is overweight?
If your dog is overweight, then choose a low-calorie treat or offer veggies instead. Again, there are a number of low fat, low sugar options in the dog biscuit aisle of your pet store. More importantly, don’t overdo the treats no matter how healthy. “Sometimes dog owners think that since a treat is a low calorie or natural they can feed their dog as many as they want,” says Dr. Kyoko Yoshida, co-owner of Hudson Animal Hospital in New York City. “The owner has to remember that no matter how healthy, these items were designed to be given as treats and not intended to be food substitutes.”
Ask your veterinarian if you have any questions about which treats are best for your dog. They will advise if you need to be careful about certain ingredients or calories. The staff at Hudson Animal Hospital can advise their clients on what to feed their dogs, especially New York City dogs that may not get as much exercise.
Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their owners serve up unusual or home-made doggy snacks to mark the occasion.
The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables.
Today, dog biscuits are often used in training and as rewards in the show ring. There are even special types of biscuits that clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best friend a treat can help to keep him healthy!
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY – February 23
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY
All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day! This day is also observed around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
Dog biscuits come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and flavors. They serve to reward man’s best friend for good behavior as part of their training. Dog owners may also give a biscuit to show their canine companions just how much they love them, too. Sometimes, biscuit dog serves to deliver vitamins and medicines we may have difficulty getting our pooches to take otherwise.
Specialty treats offer dogs and their owners so much to chews from! Even dogs on restricted diets won’t have trouble finding a dog biscuit that’s gentle on their tummy. Others help keep teeth healthy and fresh, too! What better reward could you ask for?
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDogBiscuitDay
Get your canine companion a dog biscuit to celebrate. Go for a walk to burn off any extra calories or explore the varieties available. Maybe you’ll find a new treat your furry friend loves. We even have some homemade options to try.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
Homemade Dog Treats
Diabetic Dog Treats
Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits
NATIONAL DOG BISCUIT DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar continues to search for the origins of this day, we’re going to treat our furry friends to an extra dog biscuit to celebrate. We have no doubt a dog lover created this day, too.