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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 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 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

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

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

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