With over 700,000 cats in the Portland metro area, PDX is the place for cat lovers. Walk through any Portland neighborhood and you’ll spot felines sunning themselves in windowsills or enjoying the occasional catio. To celebrate the opening of our twelfth store in the Portland metro area, we talked to feline-loving Muddies to find out exactly where they like to spend their free time.
“People often don’t think about the differences between a carnivore’s body and herbivore’s body. It’s not just about teeth shape,” explains Dr. Katy Patterson-Miller, Director of Dog and Cat Health and Nutrition at Mud Bay. “Herbivores have long digestive tracts that can efficiently break down plant matter so it can be used by their bodies. Carnivores, by comparison, have much shorter digestive tracts. And they don’t make the necessary digestive juices to fully digest plant matter.”