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Raising Chickens: What to Know Before Starting a Backyard Chicken Flock

Raising chickens can be a highly rewarding experience. Having a few backyard chickens are a way to avoid supporting commercial egg production while adding new pets to the family that are personable and easy to keep. But the realities of chicken raising can be surprising to people who have never cared for them. To find […]

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Mud Bay Dog and Cat Chalkboard Art on Display

While all our Muddies are proud dog and cat experts, some are talented artists as well. In the moments between have conversations with customers and stocking shelves, these gifted Muddies bring plenty of fun, color and information to the chalkboards in our stores. Click through to see some of our favorite Mud Bay dog and cat chalkboard art displays!

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It’s Dental Health Month: Time to Throw Away Your Cat’s Toothbrush

“Find a routine that you can stick with,” advises Shift Lead Alyssa Homan. “If your cat doesn’t like brushing, there are plenty of other options available. Use as many options as your cat will accept; so, don’t be afraid to use diet, chews, supplements and wipes to prevent plaque buildup.”

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How Do Muddies Know So Much About Cats and Dogs?

“Show What You Know sections aren’t about memorizing answers; it’s about learning how to synthesize different information depending on your audience,” explains Learning and Development Specialist Maggie Nelson. “Muddies learn to blend what they learn from senior staff members, training, and evidence-based online sources to formulate solution-based answers to common questions.” 

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How Do You Find Your Dog’s Favorite Toy?

“Play preference categories depend on the type of dog,” explains Category Manager Marney McGovern. “Some dogs are a mixture of a couple of different categories, but most dogs will like toys in at least one of these categories.”

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How Do You Find a Biodegradable Plastic Bag for Pet Waste That Works?

“Biodegradable is a general term used to talk about many green pet waste bags,” explained Jennifer Blaese, founder of Loft 312. “To determine if a bag is really going to break down, you need to consider how the bag or product is disposed of.”

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Could Prebiotics for Dogs and Cats Lead to Weight Loss?

“Prebiotics help the body maintain good bacteria at an optimal level,” explains InClover Research President Rebecca Rose. “Current research focused on animals and humans show that there is a real link between an imbalance of bacteria in the system and overweight or underweight animals and humans.”

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Can Prebiotics for Dogs and Cats Improve Digestive Health?

“Prebiotics are essentially a type of fiber that selectively feeds the beneficial bacteria already the gut. When an animal ingests food that contains prebiotics, the prebiotics goes into the intestine, and the beneficial bacteria eat the prebiotics,” explains InClover Research President Rebecca Rose.

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Making Clean-Up Easy by Pairing Scoops with Natural Litter

When you upgrade to a natural litter, you may find that your current scoop doesn’t do the job you need. Natural litters break down differently and are shaped differently than clay litters, so a regularly slotted scoop may not be your best option. To help you on your quest to make cleaning your litter box […]

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Six Dog-Friendly Places Near Renton, Washington

Need a spot to spend quality time with your dog? Renton, Washington, and the surrounding areas have plenty of places for you and your wet-nosed companion to explore. Whether you want to hike, play or simply enjoy a beer and snack with your dog, there’s a place in Renton to enjoy.

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For Healthy Dogs and Cats

Mud Bay endeavors to give you the most accurate information to help your dogs and cats thrive. Whether you need advice about pet nutrition, supplies or supplements, we often have the knowledge, solution sheets and samples to help. To find out more about our foods, events and nutritional philosophy, please visit us at mudbay.com.