In 1907, inventor of margarine and paint remover Carleton Ellis created the now iconic bone shape for early dog treats. Before that, dog treats didn’t have a special shape meant to appeal to humans. They also weren’t as widely available as they are today.
Of course, fast forward 110 years and dog treats come in shapes ranging from paws to cats. Beyond that, they’re filled with antioxidants and other “good for your pup” ingredients to fill a range of nutritional needs.
From our most popular Classic Biscuits in four flavors, Original, Cheddar, Chicken, and Charcoal, our dog biscuits today range widely in texture, shapes, and even purpose.
Combining Dog Treats with Other Benefits
For humans, a piece of cake may feel like a reward but it has no side benefit beyond the present moment.
Certain dog treats do, like our Mini & Training treats. These bite-size nibbles keep your dog engaged and focused on you during training sessions or anytime you want to say “good dog” with a tasty tidbit. As any pet parent knows, training your dog with treats is far easier than training without!
We also like to celebrate your dog’s healthy mouth.
Take our Tarter Control biscuits. Made with cranberry fiber and baking soda, they help keep your pup’s teeth clean between brushing. Cranberries have microbial properties that help to kill bacteria in your pet’s mouth and form a protective shield on your pet’s teeth so they’re protected from tooth decay.
It’s no surprise that we have such a variety of dog biscuits available today. Humans are focused on health and nutrition in their own diets, so it of course, they’re concerned about that of their four-legged family members.
Old Mother Hubbard fan Leia, is a fan of the Classic. “Leia came into our lives as a pup & quickly became the center of attention, as any terrier will have it. She has grown up with the Old Mother Hubbard Classic Original Assortment Oven-Baked Dog Biscuits and can tell the smell of the different flavors. She will sniff & turn her head to the side if that’s not the flavor she wants. Such a little diva!”
This International Dog Biscuit Day, which biscuits will your dog enjoy? Post a picture of your pup on our Facebook page!