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Cat food can
Manufacturer: Fuzzy Wuzzy
Dimensions: 3 in. diameter, 4 1/4 in. tall
The commercial pet food industry started in 1860 with James Spratt's invention of the first dog biscuit in England. Made from vegetables, beef blood, wheat, and beet root, Spratt reportedly was inspired by observing sailors throwing hardtack to dogs at the docks. His biscuits were very popular and other companies soon began making their own versions. By 1890, commercial pet food manufacture had spread to the United States. It was in the 1900s that commercial pet food really gained popularity. In 1907, F.H. Bennett formed a company in New York City that began making Milk Bone™ dog biscuits. Ken-L-Ration® introduced canned horse meat for dogs after World War I, and Gaines Food® introduced canned cat food and dry meat-meal dog food in the 1930s. One of the major pet food company in the UK was Pedigree Petfoods, a subsidiary of Mars. And Pedigree Petfoods owned Fuzzy Wuzzy, the cat food which Schrodinger used in his experiment.