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“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.”
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!
“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.
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 […]
“Just like you should transition between foods, you want to transition between litters,” advises Mercer Island Store Manager Taylor Richmond. “This is crucial if you’re changing textures. Transitioning between one clumping litter to another clumping litter is usually simpler because the texture is the same. Cats feel the change in litter when they walk on it. So, if the feel is different, you may want to take a full week for a slower transition.”
“One article I read said that one in five cats over the age of 15 get kidney disease,” explains Williams Shift Lead Josie Stewart-Lewis. “So, it’s a prevalent problem in older cats. Most cats live in a state of constant mild dehydration. They’re evolved to get moisture from meat, so they don’t naturally drink enough water to stay hydrated. And being dehydrated is hard on the kidneys.”