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July 19, 2021

You Talked, We Listened! Introducing an Updated Garden Select Hamster & Gerbil Formula

You Talked, We Listened! Introducing an Updated Garden Select Hamster & Gerbil Formula
Choosing the right daily nutrition for your hamster or gerbil is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as a pet parent. This important decision helps establish the foundation for your pet’s health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s so important to find a food you can trust to provide what’s best for your furry friend. ... Read More

July 19, 2021

How to Support Foraging in Healthy Ways

How to Support Foraging in Healthy Ways
How can you can successfully support your pets’ foraging instincts in a variety of healthy, interactive ways that offer the added benefit of helping to build the bond with your pets? Oxbow's here to help!... Read More

July 19, 2021

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Rats and Mice

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Rats and Mice
As any rat parent knows, these adorable animals are highly intelligent and require toys and accessories that will stimulate and challenge them throughout the day! Rats also have behavioral instincts that need to be met regularly to discourage destructive behaviors caused by boredom such as bar biting. What are these instinctual behaviors and what toys can help them best meet their needs? ... Read More

July 15, 2021

Why Is My Pet A Picky Eater?

Why Is My Pet A Picky Eater?
We all want our beloved pets to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet every day. And, knowing how important it is for small pets to regularly eat hay and a wholesome daily diet, it can be worrisome to us when our little loved ones turn their noses up at their daily nutrition. To understand how to prevent picky eating behaviors with your pet, it’s important to first understand why animals like rabbits and guinea pigs practice picky eating (also known as “selective feeding”) in the first place. With the understanding of why small herbivores are oftentimes wired to practice picky eating habits, it becomes easy to develop some practical tips to help your picky pet develop a less finicky palate.... Read More

June 22, 2021

Why Does My Pet Hide from Me?

Why Does My Pet Hide from Me?
Given the abundant joy that the simple presence of our pets brings us each day, it can come as a surprise to new pet parents the first time their furry friend retreats to their habitat to hide away. No one loves rejection, and it can be especially disappointing when the perceived rejection comes at the paws of our favorite furry friends. The good news is that your pet’s decision to retreat for the comforts of a dark, quiet place in many cases has less to do with you than their engrained instincts as a prey species. ... Read More

June 16, 2021

How to Make Your Own DIY Pet-Safe Dyes

How to Make Your Own DIY Pet-Safe Dyes
Learn how to make homemade, safe-to-chew dyes from fresh produce!... Read More

June 14, 2021

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Guinea Pigs

Top 10 Toys and Accessories for Guinea Pigs
An enriched guinea pig is a happy guinea pig! Keeping boredom at bay can be easy and affordable with a fun rotation of toys and accessories. Check out our top 10 toys and accessories to help meet your guinea pig’s needs!... Read More

June 03, 2021

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Skin and Coat

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Skin and Coat
Natural Science Skin & Coat was formulated to help reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin and to aid in maintaining healthy haircoats in small mammals. While it may seem that healthy skin and coat are not atop the list of things to be concerned about, it is important to remember that the skin is one of the most important organs in the body and serves a variety of essential functions. Therefore, preventing and minimizing inflammation and irritation of the skin is important as it can mitigate larger health issues in addition to avoiding discomfort for your little one. ... Read More

June 01, 2021

Introducing the 2021 Oxbow Academic Scholarship Recipients

Introducing the 2021 Oxbow Academic Scholarship Recipients
Oxbow Animal Health is excited to announce the recipients of its 2021 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships provide annual financial support to students across the country pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields.... Read More

May 27, 2021

Male vs. Female Guinea Pigs

Male vs. Female Guinea Pigs
If you’re thinking of bringing guinea pigs into your home for the first time, one of the questions you may ask is whether to choose male or female guinea pigs. The short answer? It depends! (And, there isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer either way.) In this article, we’ll compare some of the differences between male and female guinea pigs and highlight some scenarios where one sex or the other may be a better fit for your family. ... Read More

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