Monday, June 23, 2014

Spratt's Greyhound Cakes

Timeless Tuesday 2014-06-24
For thus week's Timeless Tuesday, a (partial) history lesson in dog food, thanks to Dr. Rachel Addleman:
"In 1860, James Spratt, an electrician and lightning rod salesman from Ohio, was the first to manufacture a dried dog biscuit food. While living in England, Spratt observed street dogs eating ship hardtack, the non-perishable food made from processed cereals. The idea for commercial dog food was born. 

Spratt called his biscuit the “Patented Meat Fibrine Dog Cake”. His company began operations in America in the 1870s. Spratt appears to have been the first commercial producer of cat food, too."
Read the rest of the story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!! Your boys are adorable and thank you so much for adopting them. The world is a better place with people like you. :)
Keep up!!
Hugs (from the Northern Argentine Patagonia)