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November 20, 2019

Guinea Pig Life Stages

Guinea Pig Life Stages
How old your guinea pig will need to be in order to be considered a senior? At what age should your guinea pig start eating adult guinea pig food? When should your guinea pig start and stop eating alfalfa hay? If you've ever asked these questions, we're here to help!... Read More

November 19, 2019

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Fiber

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Fiber
We have all heard that fiber is a very important dietary component for our furry little exotic mammals. But why? And what exactly is fiber anyhow?... Read More

November 15, 2019

Fun Tips For Supporting Your Pet’s Health and Happiness

Fun Tips For Supporting Your Pet’s Health and Happiness
We all want our furry friends to live the happiest, healthiest lives possible. Providing optimum care for your small pet requires commitment and dedication, but it can be a lot of fun as well. Here are some fun tips for supporting your pet’s health and happiness each day.... Read More

November 13, 2019

How To Support Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig’s Instinctual Playing Behaviors Video

How To Support Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig’s Instinctual Playing Behaviors Video
Playing is a fun and instinctual behavior of small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides some quick tips on how to support your small pet's playing instincts.... Read More

November 08, 2019

Oxbow Awards $5,000 to Small Animal Rescues Worldwide Via “Nurture Their Nature” Campaign

Oxbow Animal Health has announced the winners of its “Nurture Their Nature” rescue donation campaign. A portion of all sales of Oxbow’s Enriched Life products made in August and September 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 online.... Read More

October 25, 2019

DIY Halloween Jack-O-Lantern for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Other Small Pets

DIY Halloween Jack-O-Lantern for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Other Small Pets
Want a fun (and spooky) way to celebrate Halloween with your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small pet this year? Check out Oxbow's funny DIY Jack-O-Lantern!... Read More

October 23, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2019 Rescue Grant Winners

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2019 Rescue Grant Winners
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2019 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The ten 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. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.... Read More

October 22, 2019

Five Ways to Provide Daily Enrichment for Small Animals

Five Ways to Provide Daily Enrichment for Small Animals
Most of us know that a nutritious, balanced diet is essential to the daily health of our small furry friends. But, did you know that daily opportunities for enrichment are essential to your pet’s health and happiness as well? Enrichment can come in many forms, and providing enrichment opportunities is enjoyable for pet and pet parent alike. Here are five fun and easy ways to provide enrichment for small pets each day:... Read More

October 09, 2019

How Can I Help Prevent Excessive Weight Gain in My Pet?

How Can I Help Prevent Excessive Weight Gain in My Pet?
Pets naturally gain and lose weight due to many factors like age, activity level, time of year, and health status. While weight gain is not always in itself a bad thing, the underlying factors that can cause excessive weight gain, or obesity, need to be understood, as they can lead to secondary health issues such as diabetes and skin disease, or worsen naturally-occurring, age-related diseases like arthritis and degenerative joint disease. In observance of Pet Obesity Awareness Day, here are some tips and tricks to help your small animal maintain a healthy weight:... Read More

October 04, 2019

Dr. James Carpenter Recognized with 2019 Oxbow Quest Award

Dr. James Carpenter Recognized with 2019 Oxbow Quest Award
Oxbow Animal Health has announced Dr. James Carpenter as the winner of the 2019 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health (Quest) Award. Established in 2009, the Quest is presented annually to an animal health professional who advances the field of exotic mammal medicine and care. ... Read More

October 01, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Matt Bair as Manufacturing Engineer

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Matt Bair as Manufacturing Engineer
Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has announced the hiring of Matt Bair as Manufacturing Engineer. In his role, Bair will be responsible for designing and installing new equipment, managing capital projects, and serving as a key contributor to continuous improvement processes.... Read More

September 25, 2019

How to Tell If Your Rabbit is Sick

How to Tell If Your Rabbit is Sick
How can you tell if your bunny is sick? What are signs of illness and/or injury that every owner should be aware of, and if noted, should lead to immediate communication with their favorite, rabbit-savvy veterinarian?... Read More

September 24, 2019

How to Feed Picky Rabbits

How to Feed Picky Rabbits
What can you feed picky rabbits? As many rabbit pet parents know, some bunnies are pickier than others. This means some pet parents may need to get a little creative when it comes to feeding hay. Here are some of our recommendations to encourage hay consumption in the pickiest of rabbit friends.... Read More

September 16, 2019

Greens for Good - Oxbow’s Fresh Greens Garden for Rescue Pets

Greens for Good - Oxbow’s Fresh Greens Garden for Rescue Pets
After last year’s long winter, spring was on our minds early in 2019. As we began dreaming of green leaves and spring gardens, the idea came to us! What if we planted a fresh greens garden at Oxbow – just for rescue pets in need?! As a company committed to premium nutrition for small pets, the idea was perfect!... Read More

September 16, 2019

How to Support Your Pet’s Instinctual Hiding Behaviors Video

How to Support Your Pet’s Instinctual Hiding Behaviors Video
Hiding is an instinctual behavior of small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Even in captivity, all small pets need a place to rest and relax from environmental stressors. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides some quick tips on how to support this instinctual behavior.... Read More

September 13, 2019

What Should I Feed My Pet Rat?

What Should I Feed My Pet Rat?
What should you feed your pet rat? How can you support your rat's omnivorous diet? Learn more about what vegetables, greens, grains, proteins, fruits, and fats are appropriate to feed your rat.... Read More

August 21, 2019

All About Hiding

All About Hiding
Have you ever noticed your small pet looking for a place to hide during the day? Don’t be offended! Your pet is simply acting on a very basic and important survival instinct. In the wild, rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas are prey animals and finding places to hide is essential to survival. Even in the safe confines of your home, it’s essential to provide places for your pet to hide away from environmental stressors. ... Read More

August 20, 2019

Dust Til Dawn: Chinchillas and Their Dust Baths

Dust Til Dawn: Chinchillas and Their Dust Baths
Chinchillas are one of the most intriguing (not to mention adorable) exotic companion mammals we have ever brought into our homes. With thick, ultra-plush fur, a squirrel-like tail, and big, soulful eyes, it’s nearly impossible to not become completely enamored with these docile little creatures. Adding a chinchilla (or better yet, two) to your furry family is certain to bring years of entertaining companionship, but there are a few unique facets to their care necessary to keep them healthy. One of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of chinchilla pet parenthood is a chinchilla’s need for regular access to dust baths.... Read More

August 16, 2019

Help Us Give Back To Rescues! - “Nurture Their Nature” Donation Campaign

Help Us Give Back To Rescues! - “Nurture Their Nature” Donation Campaign
Our pets depend on us each day for the nutrition and care they need for health and happiness. And we know that rescues everywhere work tirelessly to provide for small pets in need. That's why we're so excited to announce our "Nurture Their Nature" campaign - a new donation campaign benefitting small animal rescues.... Read More

August 13, 2019

Healthy Treats and Foods for Hamsters and Gerbils

Healthy Treats and Foods for Hamsters and Gerbils
Hamsters and gerbils are fun and entertaining companions, but they come with unique nutritional requirements. What are some healthy and delicious foods and treats that you can offer your pet hamster or gerbil?... Read More

August 02, 2019

How to Support Your Pet’s Exploring Instincts

How to Support Your Pet’s Exploring Instincts
Small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and others have a natural instinct to explore their surroundings. You can encourage this instinct in your pets by providing safe and enriching accessories, as well as by making simple modifications to “change up” the habitat. Learn more as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides helpful tips on how to support the healthy exploring behaviors of your pet!... Read More

August 02, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Sara Innes as Innovation Manager

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Sara Innes as Innovation Manager
Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has announced the hiring of Sara Innes as Innovation Manager. In her role, Innes will lead product development activities from ideation to launch, interfacing cross-functionally with key individuals and teams to ensure all new products deliver the desired brand attributes while meeting quality standards, regulatory requirements, cost targets, and delivery timelines. ... Read More

July 30, 2019

The Oxbow Way: Ask Learn and Improve

The Oxbow Way: Ask Learn and Improve
Why is the value 'Ask, Learn, and Improve' an intrinsic part of Oxbow Animal Health’s company culture? CEO Deb Buhro explains.... Read More

July 25, 2019

All About Exploring

All About Exploring
One of the great joys of small pet parenting is watching your pet excitedly explore their surroundings each day. Like all great explorers before them, your pet has an instinctual desire for an environment filled with interesting challenges and opportunities for enrichment. Read on to learn more about how to create an environment with fun, enriching opportunities that support your pet’s instinct to explore. ... Read More

July 22, 2019

How to Keep Your Pet From Being Bored

How to Keep Your Pet From Being Bored
How can you keep your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small pet entertained and stave off boredom-based behaviors?... Read More

July 15, 2019

Tips for Traveling with Pets

Tips for Traveling with Pets
Travel can stress anyone out, but it can especially take a toll on small animals. Here are some tips that can help ensure safe and comfortable travel for your pet.... Read More

July 12, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Expands Sales Team

Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has added two new positions to its sales team: Lisa Eurek as E-commerce National Account Manager and Melissa Osborne as Regional Account Manager.... Read More

July 01, 2019

Ways to Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks

Ways to Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks
Happy 4th of July! While fireworks, sparklers, and the holiday hoop-la may be a blast for we humans, our furry friends can be less than thrilled at the sounds and noises associated with our festivities. How can you keep your pet calm during the fireworks this evening? Take these simple steps to provide the extra nurturing that your pet may need tonight.... Read More

June 28, 2019

Ideal Temperatures for Small Pets

Ideal Temperatures for Small Pets
Much like their human counterparts, small exotic animals are susceptible to summer heat. So how can you keep your pet small pet safe and comfortable during the warm summer months? Read on to learn more about best practices when it comes to ideal room temperatures as well as tip-top cool down ideas for small exotic pets.... Read More

June 20, 2019

The Importance of Young Formulas for Small Animals

The Importance of Young Formulas for Small Animals
Have you ever wondered why Oxbow offers different food formulas for young and adult animals? Young and growing animals have significantly different nutrient requirements than mature adults. To put these requirements in context, think about how different an infant or child’s diet looks compared to yours. Because their little bodies are changing rapidly, their diets are composed of different concentrations of nutrients.... Read More

June 19, 2019

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage

How to Clean a Guinea Pig Cage
Maintaining a clean living space is vital to your guinea pig’s health. A sanitary habitat helps prevent respiratory illnesses that could result in expensive veterinary bills and possibly even a shorter lifespan for your pet. Read on to learn about some of the best guinea pig cage cleaning practices Oxbow recommends.... Read More

June 17, 2019

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 05, 2019

How to Support Your Pet’s Instinctual Chewing Behaviors

How to Support Your Pet’s Instinctual Chewing Behaviors
Chewing is an instinctual behavior of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small pets. The many benefits of chewing include healthy dental wear, mental stimulation, preventing obesity and boredom-based behaviors, and the opportunity to build the bond with your pet. Learn more as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides helpful tips on how to support the healthy chewing behaviors of your pet!... Read More

June 05, 2019

All About Chewing Handout

All About Chewing Handout
Whether nibbling on their favorite hay, munching on leafy greens, or chewing on their favorite toy, small pets are wired to chew all day, every day. As it turns out, chewing is an instinctual behavior with important benefits to your pet’s health and happiness. Read on to learn more about how to provide an environment that helps meet this basic need.... Read More

May 20, 2019

The Importance of Natural Chew Variety

The Importance of Natural Chew Variety
Did you know it's important for pets to have options when it comes to natural chews? By providing a variety and rotating which chews are available to your rabbit, guinea pig, rat, or other small pet, you can support their instinctual chewing behavior in enriching ways.... Read More

May 10, 2019

All About Playing Handout

All About Playing Handout
Small pets are playful by nature, and supporting this behavior is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a pet parent. In addition to the fun that play provides for pet and owner alike, there are numerous health benefits associated with daily play. Read on to learn more about how to support your pet’s play behaviors in fun and enriching ways.... Read More

May 06, 2019

Oxbow Announces Appointment of Baker to APPA Board

Oxbow Announces Appointment of Baker to APPA Board
Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Baker, vice president of strategic business development and a member of Oxbow’s senior leadership team, has been appointed to the board of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).... Read More

May 06, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Expands Sales and Marketing Team

Oxbow Animal Health Expands Sales and Marketing Team
Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has added three new positions to its sales and marketing team: Tim Ehresman as Brand Manager; Tracy Kosmacek as International Account Manager; and Taylor Schmidt as Regional Account Manager.... Read More

May 06, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Grows Senior Leadership Team

Oxbow Animal Health Grows Senior Leadership Team
Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has announced the hiring of Beau Denker as Director of Food Safety & Quality and Niki Riecken as Controller. Denker and Riecken have also joined Oxbow’s Senior Leadership Team, which is responsible for defining Oxbow’s strategic planning and growth.... Read More

May 06, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2019 Academic Scholarships

Oxbow Animal Health Awards 2019 Academic Scholarships
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2019 Academic Scholarships. The Oxbow Academic Scholarships award annual financial support to five outstanding students pursuing education in the exotic and companion animal veterinary fields. Oxbow scholarship winners are chosen for interest and involvement in the field of exotic animal health, excellence in the areas of academic achievement, and expression of future career goals and interests. ... Read More

May 01, 2019

DIY May Day Basket

DIY May Day Basket
Celebrate May Day by making your rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla or other small pet this fun DIY May Day Basket!... Read More

April 30, 2019

Five Reasons Oxbow Garden Select Will Make Your Pets Hop For Joy

Five Reasons Oxbow Garden Select Will Make Your Pets Hop For Joy
Are you looking for a premium, garden-inspired line of foods that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist? Let’s take a closer look at some of the product highlights and key ingredients that make Garden Select such a standout in the pet food aisle.... Read More

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 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

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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