A History of Milk-Bone®, an American Icon
Mark your calendars for February 23 — it's National Dog Biscuit Day! What better way to celebrate this special day than to explore the history of the world's original dog biscuit: the incomparable Milk-Bone®!
A small bakery in New York City begins selling Maltoid dog biscuits, packaging them individually to ensure freshness.
Due to the presence of cow's milk in the recipe, Maltoid dog biscuits receive their iconic name: Milk-Bone®.
The manufacturers of Milk-Bone® biscuits expand the product line to include three different sizes: small, medium and large. These options suit dogs of varying sizes.
During the mid-1950s, Milk-Bone® sponsors the popular Rin Tin Tin television show.
Milk-Bone® Flavor Snacks® hit the shelves nationwide, with six flavors in each box — milk, meat, vegetable, cheese, bone and liver.
Beef-flavored Milk-Bone® dog biscuits appear; a cheese-flavored variety follows in 1980.
The manufacturers of Milk-Bone® fortify the dog biscuits with vitamins and minerals.
Milk-Bone® starts thinking about oral health with Tartar Control (T.C.) Dog Biscuits and Tartar Control (T.C.) Rawhide Strips.
Milk-Bone® Light Dog Biscuits arrive in stores — containing less fat and fewer calories, the forerunner to today's Milk-Bone® Healthy Favorites® Chewy Treats.
Milk-Bone® partners with Canine Assistants to raise, place, and care for service and seizure response dogs.
To delight the aging dog population, the manufacturer introduces Milk-Bone® Senior biscuits.
Milk-Bone® marks its 100th anniversary with many memorable celebrations throughout the year.
Which flavor of Milk-Bone® biscuits does your dog like best? Share your story in the comments!
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