17 /Feb International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day- February 23rd Post by Alex Barratt - 0 comment Man’s best friend deserves a special treat, whether it is a reward for good behavior, as part of their training or just because we want to show our dogs how much we love them. Every dog has its day – and February 23rd 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. Why not try your very own hand at making a treat with a twist? Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats "Baked dog treats filled with pumpkin and peanut butter." Ingredients 1 h 40 makes 25 servings 250g whole wheat flour 2 eggs 65g tinned pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Prep 15 m Cook 40 m Ready In 1 h 40 m Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.