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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!
“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.”
“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.
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.
“Cooking destroys some vital nutrients, which is why many foods need added vitamins to meet your dog’s nutritional requirements,” explains Store Staff Member Max Hanckel. “With raw food, you’re getting what you need directly from the food. And with a raw product, you preserve the natural living enzymes in the food that are killed through the heating process. “
“If you want most of the health benefits of feeding raw food, we recommend feeding at least 50 percent,” said Shoreline Store Lead Kelsey Deans. “For dogs, that can be a very easy transition to make. For example, with my own dog, I feed her half kibble and half raw. It’s a cost-effective way of meeting her nutritional needs [with some raw food].”
Mud Bay recommends a raw diet for dogs because it offers a wide variety of benefits to them. One of the biggest benefits is the amount of moisture that raw food can add to your dog’s diet. A frozen raw diet contains intercellular moisture locked into every bite, while freeze-dried and air-dried foods can easily be rehydrated on an as-needed basis.
In 1997, two women who loved animals founded Mercer Island Orphans and Waifs in a single room in a pet grocery store. Over twenty years later, this shelter—better known as MEOW Cat Rescue—is responsible for saving 800 to 1,000 cats and 30 to 50 dogs each year. And on October 13, MEOW is encouraging everyone to support their work by participating in the CAT Run in Marymoor Park. The CAT run, which actually stands for Covering All-Terrain Running, benefits MEOW and the work that they do all year.