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Simple Tips for Transitioning to a Raw Diet for Dogs

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 diet. A frozen raw diet contains intercellular moisture locked into every bite, while freeze-dried and air-dried foods can easily […]

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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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Animals Lovers Prepare for CAT Run to Benefit MEOW

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.

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Should You Have a Vegan Cat or a Vegetarian Dog?

“People often don’t think about the differences between a carnivore’s body and herbivore’s body. It’s not just about teeth shape,” explains Dr. Katy Patterson-Miller, Director of Dog and Cat Health and Nutrition at Mud Bay. “Herbivores have long digestive tracts that can efficiently break down plant matter so it can be used by their bodies. Carnivores, by comparison, have much shorter digestive tracts. And they don’t make the necessary digestive juices to fully digest plant matter.”

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13 Dog-Friendly Places You Can Take Your Pup in Portland, Oregon

Portland is an incredibly dog-friendly town. Chances are, if there’s a bar or restaurant with an outdoor patio, your dog is welcome to join you for some appetizers during happy hour. There are also over 10,000 acres of parks just within the city limits, and most welcome dogs. But with all the choices available, it can be hard to know the best spots to try with your canine companion.

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A Vet’s Best Tips for Picking a Senior Dog Food

“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.”

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7 Dog-Friendly Places in Bellevue, Washington

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.

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Get an Inside Look at How Fluff & Tuff Designs Dog Toys

“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.”

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Seven FAQs About Canine Heart Disease (DCM) and Grain-Free Dog Foods

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.

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The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County Hosts Paws in the Park

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.

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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.