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“I’ve looked at the studies surrounding muscle loss and senior dogs, and if your dog doesn’t have a health condition that requires a low protein food, it’s better to look for a food with at least 24 percent dry matter protein,” advises Dr. Katy Patterson-Miller. If you look at the back of a can, pouch or bag of dog food that translates to 8% for raw frozen dog food; 5 % for wet food; and 22% for kibble and freeze-dried foods.
To celebrate our move to our new location in Bellevue, we asked Muddies to share some of the best dog-friendly places in Bellevue and the surrounding areas. These spots are all dog friendly, so whether you want to eat, play or explore with your dog, the Bellevue area has you covered.
“When designing a toy, I always try to start off with a real image of an animal. I go online and look at a lot of different photos of that animal, so I understand exactly what it looks like in the wild,” explains Fluff and Tuff Owner, Ellen Lawson. “Most of all, I want the toy I create to look natural and not look like a caricature. At the same time, I also want to create a toy that’s appealing and attractive to dogs and owners.”
Mud Bay talked to our in-house veterinarian, Dr. Katy Patterson-Miller, to get answers to your top seven questions about grain-free dog food, taurine and heart disease (DCM) in dogs. We also included a handout that explains everything we currently know about the FDA investigation, as well as our dietary recommendations for concerned dog owners.
“I think if you’re genuinely saying in your heart, ‘yes, I want to be an ally to this minority’ the first thing I’d say is: Thank you,” says three-year Muddy Sam Morin. “We appreciate it. We appreciate every voice we can get who’s going to stand up for us in any different scenario or any location and is going to say, ‘This isn’t okay, and here’s why.'”
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County was one of our first shelter partners at Mud Bay, and we’ve consistently admired the work they do. Not only do they endeavor to find pets the right homes, but they also work to help the welfare of all animals throughout the community.
Puppies might be easy to love, but there’s something special about senior dogs. At least, that’s what Judith and Lee Piper believed when they started Old Dog Haven in 2004. This non-profit may have started with two senior dogs, but it’s now the largest senior dog rescue in the United States. This weekend, on July […]
Pride month is done, but there are Pride parades in July if you’d still like to attend. Muddies will be at the Tacoma and Bellingham pride festivals, so if you’re planning on visiting, please stop by. For the third part of our series, we asked two Muddies to talk about their hopes for the future of Pride, the community and our society.
“If you’re anticipating a stressful event like the Fourth of July, your best bet is to prepare a game plan in advance, including environmental and behavioral techniques as well as calmatives to make your pet’s experience more relaxing,” advises Learning and Development Specialist Maggie Nelson.
June is Pride month. And in honor of the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community, we’ll be highlighting some stories from Muddies about Pride and their hopes for the community. For the second part of our series, we asked two Muddies to talk about what Pride means to them.