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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!
Moving with cats can be challenging because these tiny hunters are ruled by their need to preserve their territory and resources. For your indoor cat, your house is the entirety of his world.
For 28 years, this popular event has provided valuable funding to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington while bringing together everyone for a morning of exercise and activities. In the last few years, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington has expanded the offerings to cater to runners and dog owners. We talked to Denise Barr, the Vice President and Director of Marketing at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington to find out a little more about the event, and to learn more about their intriguing program in partnership with the Larch Correction Center.
Spring has come, and the annual Dog Gone Easter Egg Hunt is here. This twelve-year tradition attracts dogs, adults and children to Lacey each year who want to spend part of their day hunting for eggs and enjoying plenty of snacks and prizes.
“Animal welfare organizations are often focused only on animals. But Auburn Valley Humane Society views ourselves as an organization concerned with providing human and animal services. We’ve never had a dog call us to ask if we sell dog licenses. So often it’s people we help, and then by helping people, we’re able to help animals,” says Phil Morgan, Auburn Valley Humane Society’s executive director.
“I have made over 25,000 cat toys for Mud Bay, from my home in Seattle,” said Chris Sweeney, who makes Buddy cat kicker toys. “That’s a lot of happy cats – and hopefully a lot of laughing and cheering.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.