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April 17, 2019

5 Quick Tips for Supporting Your Pet’s Playing Instincts

5 Quick Tips for Supporting Your Pet’s Playing Instincts
How can you best support your pet's playing instincts? ... Read More

April 16, 2019

Make Mine Chocolate

Make Mine Chocolate
While surprising a loved one with a rabbit seems like the perfect way to celebrate Easter, a real rabbit isn’t a great impulsive purchase. Here are some reasons to choose a chocolate rabbit for Easter instead...... Read More

April 10, 2019

Hurray for Hamster Breeds!

Hurray for Hamster Breeds!
Are you thinking about adopting a hamster or do you want to learn more about the adorable breed that you already have? You’ve come to the right place! In honor of World Hamster Day (April 12), we decided to celebrate by sharing fun hammy facts!... Read More

April 10, 2019

Why Does My Pet Need Water?

Why Does My Pet Need Water?
“Provide multiple water sources at all times.” “Make sure your pet is getting enough water.” “Increase water intake.” As a pet parent, you’ve likely heard these recommendations in various places – online, through your veterinarian, within product feeding directions and elsewhere. Is water really that important for pet health? Absolutely! The notion that water doesn’t contain any nutrients is a common and unsafe misconception. We drink water every day, so we forget that water itself is a key and essential nutrient just as important for life as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. But why?  ... Read More

March 27, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces New Garden Select Young Formulas Larger Sizes

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the addition of new young formulas and larger sizes to its popular Garden Select line of small animal foods. The new young formulas include Young Rabbit, Young Guinea Pig, and Mouse & Young Rat. In addition, select Garden Select formulas will be available in larger and bulk sizes (8 lb, 20 lb, and 25 lb). Garden Select combines wholesome, enriching ingredients with select garden favorites to deliver complete and balanced nutrition for small pets.... Read More

March 25, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Enriched Life For Essential Daily Enrichment

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Enriched Life For Essential Daily Enrichment
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the introduction of Enriched Life - a new line of natural chews, play centers, habitats, and care items to meet the essential enrichment needs of small animals. Designed to support the instinctual behaviors of small pets, Enriched Life contains a wide range of natural items to help pet parents keep enrichment fun and stimulating while supporting natural instincts to play, chew, hide, and explore.... Read More

March 22, 2019

The 411 on Chinchillas and Chinchilla Care

The 411 on Chinchillas and Chinchilla Care
In honor of National Chinchilla Day, we thought that we’d answer the top four questions asked on Google about chinchilla pet parentship and care! These soft and adorable animals make wonderful pets, but their husbandry differs greatly from that of fellow exotics such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Let’s learn more about chinchillas!... Read More

March 17, 2019

DIY Pot O’ Gold Hay & Treat Holder for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Transform an Oxbow Timothy CLUB Hideout to create a fun, enriching hay and treat holder for your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small herbivore this St. Patrick's Day!... Read More

March 15, 2019

What Are the Best Vegetables and Leafy Greens for Guinea Pigs?

What Are the Best Vegetables and Leafy Greens for Guinea Pigs?
What are the healthiest leafy greens and vegetables to feed your guinea pig?... Read More

March 06, 2019

How to Adopt a Guinea Pig

How to Adopt a Guinea Pig
Although they’re small, guinea pigs can be a big responsibility. This guide is designed to help you through the process of how to adopt a guinea pig, and will also provide you with some tips and information to consider throughout the process of meeting your new furry family member.... Read More

February 27, 2019

Oxbow Introduces KINDSWELL Initiative

Oxbow Introduces KINDSWELL Initiative
Oxbow Animal Health is excited to announce the introduction of the KINDSWELL Initiative. KINDSWELL reflects Oxbow Animal Health’s commitment to making the world a better place for people and pets and builds upon the company’s foundation of giving back through long-running programs such as its animal rescue grants, event and emergency assistance, and academic scholarships. The KINDSWELL Initiative further builds upon this foundation by introducing a variety of community impact programs to benefit Oxbow team members and the communities in which they volunteer and live. ... Read More

February 20, 2019

Bladder Sludge in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Bladder Sludge in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
How can you prevent and treat bladder sludge (or bladder stones) in rabbits and guinea pigs?... Read More

February 13, 2019

What Are the Best Kinds of Treats for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Other Small Pets?

What Are the Best Kinds of Treats for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Other Small Pets?
Whether you’re rewarding your pet for being adorable or you need an incentive for training, treats can be a great way to strengthen the human/animal bond! With so many different options and varieties on the market, it can be hard to choose one that’s not only delicious but healthy as well. So, what should you look for when selecting a yummy reward for your pet?... Read More

February 07, 2019

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy - Video

How to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy - Video
Want to learn how to keep your rabbit, guinea pig, or chinchilla's teeth in shape? Watch Dr. Kohles as he discusses dental health tips and tricks, as well as dental disease symptoms every small pet parent should look out for. ... Read More

February 07, 2019

All About Small Pet Dental Health

All About Small Pet Dental Health
Rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small herbivores are expert chewers with teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives. Dental disease is common in these species, but it’s often preventable through proper diet and care. The following information is designed to help you take the necessary steps to ensure your pet's teeth are healthy throughout their entire lives.... Read More

February 07, 2019

Rabbit and Guinea Pig Dental Health Checklist

Rabbit and Guinea Pig Dental Health Checklist
Follow this simple, five step dental health checklist to ensure your pet's teeth are healthy throughout their entire lives.... Read More

January 31, 2019

Fun Ways to Feed a Variety of Hays Video

Fun Ways to Feed a Variety of Hays Video
Want to add some variety and fun to your rabbit or guinea pig's mealtime? Check out this fun video for some inspiration on a couple of hay variety combinations your pets are sure to love!... Read More

January 31, 2019

Rabbit Noises and Their Meanings

Rabbit Noises and Their Meanings
Many people think that rabbits are mute, or at least very quiet. While it is true that rabbits often favor body language as their primary source of communication (and they won’t keep your neighbors up all night with any obnoxious vocalizations) they can make a vast array of noises! Just like humans, some rabbits are decidedly more “talkative” than others, but by familiarizing yourself with common noises your rabbit makes, you will be able to build upon that human-pet bond and gain even more insight into how these special, unique creatures communicate. ... Read More

January 31, 2019

How to Clean a Rabbit’s Scent Glands

How to Clean a Rabbit’s Scent Glands
What is the easiest and safest way to clean a rabbit's scent glands?... Read More

January 03, 2019

Fun Hay Variety Combinations - Infographic

Fun Hay Variety Combinations - Infographic
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering a regular variety of hays to your pets. In addition to encouraging natural foraging behaviors and keeping mealtime fun and interesting, regular access to a variety of hays helps prevent pets from becoming picky eaters. So, what are some fun ways to mix and match your pet’s favorite Oxbow hays? This fun new infographic features some of our favorite flavor and texture combinations! ... Read More

January 03, 2019

Fun Ways to Feed A Variety of Hays (Handout)

Fun Ways to Feed A Variety of Hays (Handout)
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering a regular variety of hays to your pets. In addition to encouraging natural foraging behaviors and keeping mealtime fun and interesting, regular access to a variety of hays helps prevent pets from becoming picky eaters. So, what are some fun ways to mix and match your pet’s favorite Oxbow hays? Here are some of our favorite flavor and texture combinations:... Read More

November 07, 2018

Oxbow Announces 2018 Rescue Grant Recipients

Oxbow Announces 2018 Rescue Grant Recipients
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2018 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The seven recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout the United States and Canada. ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Dr. Thomas Donnelly Receives the 2018 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Dr. Thomas Donnelly Receives the 2018 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award
Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. Thomas Donnelly as the winner of the 2018 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award. Established in 2009, the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. Dr. Donnelly, who serves as Research Professor & Co-Director of the European College of Zoological Medicine training program at the Alfort National Veterinary School in Paris, France, was presented with the award at ExoticsCon 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at a reception in his honor.... Read More

October 08, 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Hay

How to Pick the Perfect Hay
Looking for the perfect hay variety to meet your pet's taste and texture preferences? Wanting to find several fun varieties to mix for enrichment? Use our informative variety chart to help pick the perfect hay today? ... Read More

October 05, 2018

All About Hay and Your Pet’s Health

All About Hay and Your Pet’s Health
As the pet parent of a small herbivore, you know that hay is important to your pet’s health, but have you ever wondered exactly how hay helps keep your pet healthy & happy? Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific functions that hay provides to your pet’s daily health.... Read More

September 26, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Offer Your Pet a Variety of Hays

Top 5 Reasons to Offer Your Pet a Variety of Hays
All pets benefit from some variety in their diet – especially when it comes to hay. There a number of important benefits to providing a variety of grass hays. Here are the top five reasons to offer your pet a variety of hays. ... Read More

July 13, 2018

Papaya Support - Best New Product at SuperZoo!

Papaya Support - Best New Product at SuperZoo!
We love attending SuperZoo every year in Las Vegas. It's a great industry event and an amazing opportunity to connect with retailers from all over the globe while sharing our latest innovations. This year's experience was made even better when we learned that our new Natural Science Papaya Support suppleent was named Top Small Animal Product. ... Read More

July 11, 2018

All About Fortified Foods

All About Fortified Foods
A healthy, balanced food should be a staple in every small pet's diet. With so many options available in the food aisle, choosing one that's best for your furry family member can be confusing. Download our All About Fortified Foods guide to help you choose a food that meets the specific nutritional needs of your beloved pet!... Read More

July 10, 2018

A Side-By-Side Look at Oxbow Foods

A Side-By-Side Look at Oxbow Foods
Pet parents often ask which Oxbow food line is the best. The truth is that no one Oxbow diet is “better” than another. Check out our foods infographic to learn more about the features that make our Essentials, Garden Select, and Organic Bounty foods special and unique. ... Read More

June 28, 2018

How to Avoid the Firework Freak Out

How to Avoid the Firework Freak Out
The 4th of July is upon us! How can you help your pet remain safe and calm during the festive (if noisy) holiday activities?... Read More

May 31, 2018

Which Supplement is Best? Papaya, Digestive, or Both?

Which Supplement is Best? Papaya, Digestive, or Both?
​Pet parents often ask which digestive supplement is right for their pet. Digestive Support? Papaya Support? Both? The reality is that both of Natural Science Digestive Support and Papaya Support can work together to synergistically support digestive health in rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small pets.... Read More

May 31, 2018

Do Rabbits Have Allergies?

Do Rabbits Have Allergies?
Can rabbits actually be allergic to hay? Dr. Kohles explains what to do if you notice that your bunny is sneezing too often for comfort.... Read More

May 02, 2018

Introducing The 2018 Oxbow Scholarship Winners!

Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has announced the recipients of its 2018 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual financial support to five outstanding students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields.... Read More

March 28, 2018

All About Nutritional Enrichment (Article)

All About Nutritional Enrichment (Article)
As pet parents, we provide our companions with the nutrition they require to thrive each day. Providing the right balance of daily nutrition helps ensure that our pets are happy and healthy. Even with the right nutritional balance, however, you may find yourself wondering if there’s anything else you can do to make your pet’s mealtime routine more enriching. Download the new All About Nutritional Enrichment guide for some fun and easy ways to add enrichment to each of the core components of your pet’s daily nutrition.... Read More

March 20, 2018

Top 5 Reasons That a Chocolate Bunny Is a Sweeter Choice This Easter

Top 5 Reasons That a Chocolate Bunny Is a Sweeter Choice This Easter
Bunnies may seem like a great idea for an Easter present, but here are 5 reasons that a chocolate bunny is a sweeter choice this Easter! ... Read More

March 19, 2018

Nutritional Enrichment (Infographic)

Nutritional Enrichment (Infographic)
How can you provide nutritional enrichment for your pet?... Read More

December 28, 2017

Making 2018 the Best Year for You and Your Pets

Making 2018 the Best Year for You and Your Pets
We at Oxbow Animal Health can’t wait to ring in the New Year, and we couldn’t be more grateful for our fantastic customers who have helped to make 2017 such a terrific year. And with the winding down of a year, preparations for another one begin. While we’re hard at work creating our New Year's Resolutions, you may be doing the same. What are you planning to do to make you and your pets' lives a little healthier and happier in 2018? Here are some fun and useful tips and tricks to make 2018 the best year ever for you and your pets!... Read More

November 30, 2017

Signs of Quality Hay (Infographic)

Signs of Quality Hay (Infographic)
What are the signs of quality hay that you should look for prior to feeding your pet? ... Read More

November 30, 2017

Hay Varieties (Infographic)

Hay Varieties (Infographic)
Variety is the spice of life! Check out Oxbow's delicious variety of tasty and nutritious hays! ... Read More

November 30, 2017

All About Selecting High Quality Hay (Article)

All About Selecting High Quality Hay (Article)
Providing high quality hay is one of your most important responsibilities as the caretaker of a small herbivore. Whether you’re a first-time pet parent, or an experienced pet caretaker, selecting the right hay to meet your animals’ needs can be an intimidating process. This guide is designed to make the hay selection process as easy and enjoyable as possible. From understanding di erences between types of hay and hay cuttings, to helpful tips for evaluating and selecting premium hay, we hope this guide will help you increase your knowledge and confidence when it comes to selecting hay for your pets. ... Read More

November 30, 2017

All About Oxbow Hay Quality (Article)

All About Oxbow Hay Quality (Article)
For over 25 years, Oxbow has specialized in producing premium hay that meets the specific needs and preferences of small herbivores. Our hay production is guided by 5 generations of family hay growing expertise, and all Oxbow hay undergoes an extensive quality journey – from the time fields are planted, to the moment when the hay is fed to pets. This guide offers a closer look at Oxbow’s extensive quality process, highlighting what makes Oxbow hay so special. ... Read More

October 30, 2017

Home is Where the Heart is

Home is Where the Heart is
For months now, all members of the Oxbow family have been anticipating the move to our brand new home, and we’re excited to say the time has finally come!... Read More

October 25, 2017

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2017 Rescue Grant Recipients

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2017 Rescue Grant Recipients
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2017 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The nine recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totaling over $20,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout North America. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.... Read More

October 25, 2017

The Ideal Herbivore Diet (Infographic)

The Ideal Herbivore Diet (Infographic)
Small herbivores require the right balance of hay, food, greens and treats to remain in optimum health. Our Ideal Herbivore Diet infographic is a great reference to help guide your daily nutrition decisions for your pet!... Read More

October 25, 2017

Why Pets Need Hay (Infographic)

Why Pets Need Hay (Infographic)
Hay should be the cornerstone of every small herbivore's diet. Our infographic provides a quick look at the most important benefits hay offers to your pet.... Read More

October 25, 2017

All About The Science of Hay (Article)

All About The Science of Hay (Article)
This guide provides a closer look at the science of hay – how and where it’s grown, how it can vary based on factors of nature, the anatomy of a hay plant, and the essential role hay plays in the daily health of small herbivores.... Read More

October 04, 2017

Dr. Katherine Quesenberry Receives 2017 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Dr. Katherine Quesenberry Receives 2017 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award
Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. Katherine Quesenberry as the winner of the 2017 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award. Established in 2009, the Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. Dr. Quesenberry, who serves as Service Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, was presented with the award at the 2017 AEMV/ARAV/AAZV Conference in Dallas, Texas at a reception in her honor. ... Read More

September 28, 2017

All About Enrichment (Handout)

All About Enrichment (Handout)
Enrichment – it’s a popular concept in pet care today. As pet parents, we know that enrichment is valuable and can help us provide the best quality of life to our pets….but what is it, really? Download our All About Enrichment guide for a quick overview of enrichment and some fun tips on how to incorporate it into your pet’s daily routine.... Read More

September 27, 2017

The Importance of Physical Enrichment (Infographic)

The Importance of Physical Enrichment (Infographic)
Physical enrichment involves introducing anything into your pet’s daily routine that encourages physical activity in instinctual and challenging ways. The best form of physical enrichment is oftentimes the simplest. How can you support your pet's physical enrichment?... Read More

September 27, 2017

Games With Pets - New Enrichment Handout!

Games With Pets - New Enrichment Handout!
Playing games with your pet is a wonderful way to stimulate natural behaviors, encourage exercise, reduce boredom, and increase that special bond between pet and pet caretaker. Download our Games With Pets handout for some fun and easy games to try with your pet today!... Read More

September 04, 2017

Oxbow Awards $5,000 to Rescues Via “Sharing Our Garden” Contest, Adds Donation to Support Houston Ar

Oxbow Awards $5,000 to Rescues Via “Sharing Our Garden” Contest, Adds Donation to Support Houston Ar
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the winners of its “Sharing Our Garden” rescue donation campaign. A portion of all sales of Garden Select foods made in July and August were donated to support rescues in need. The five winning groups will each receive $1,000 to support their organization’s needs. Winning organizations were chosen via public voting on the “Sharing Our Garden” campaign page. In addition, Oxbow has announced an additional $1,000 award to the Houston SPCA to support area animals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.... Read More

October 11, 2016

New Pet Care Guides Available from Oxbow Animal Health

Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has unveiled new species-specific pet care guides. The new care guides are available free for download and print and are designed to help new pet parents learn everything they need to provide basic care for their pets. Key pet care topics covered in the care guides include nutrition, housing, care, health, and supplies.... Read More

March 17, 2015

Oxbow Unveils New Logo and New Look Hay Packaging

Oxbow Animal Health has unveiled a new company logo and new packaging for its complete line of premium hays. The new packaging, first revealed at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida in early March, will begin entering the market mid-year.... Read More

January 12, 2015

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2014 Rescue Grant Winners

Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The eleven winning organizations will receive funding totaling over $20,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout North America. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.... Read More

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