Your login session has timed out.
Please login below.

Willows website uses cookies - by continuing to browse the website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Further information

close willows alert cookies

Submit Case Report

Do you wish to submit this report?

Submit Case Report

Prior to submitting please preview the report using the Save and Preview button.

Use the browser back button to return.

Cancel Case Report Assignment

Are you sure you wish to cancel your assignment to report on this case – all inputted data will be lost!

Delete Case

Do you want to delete this case?

This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your browser version, we suggest the use of one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, some sections of the website may not work correctly such as web forms

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 February 2016

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day


What a fantastic day for our canine friends – surely their favourite day of the year?

Dog treats are definitely not what they used to be! History shows that the earliest versions were made using stale, mouldy bread, rotting meat and rock-hard ‘biscuits’ made out of grain.

The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He developed the idea after visiting Liverpool, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including meat, grains and vegetables and were called ‘Meat Fibrine Dog Cakes’.

In 1908, the F.H. Bennett Biscuit Co in New York made the first hard-baked, bone-shaped biscuits, made of various minerals, cow’s milk and meat products. These were called Milk-Bones.

Obviously dog treats have come a long way since then. Nowadays they taste good (we believe!), they can help clean dogs’ teeth, and they are often used as a reward for good behaviour.


International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day


Join us in celebrating International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – and send us a photo of your dog munching their favourite treat. Just remember to make sure that you choose a treat that is specifically for dogs – and don’t overdo it – they do contain calories so remember to factor that in to your dog’s daily diet.