Pet Food Trivia — Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

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Ever wonder why canaries are not as popular as they once were? Or why dry dog food made a comeback during World War II? Check out the latest edition of Retail Details at Northwest Arkansas Business Journal:

Did you know the invention of the first commercial dog biscuit is credited to American electrician James Spratt? Mr. Spratt was living in London in the 1850s and noticed a ship’s deckhands throwing leftover hardtack to local dogs. Mr. Spratt got the idea to create a specialty dog treat that was a blend of wheat flour, meat and vegetables. The biscuits were a huge hit, making Mr. Spratt a wealthy man and spawning many imitators.

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