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January 04, 2021

Five Ways to Make Feeding Hay More Fun

Five Ways to Make Feeding Hay More Fun
Pet parents of small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas spend a lot of time thinking about hay, and with good reason. This amazing, fiber-packed forage is the cornerstone of every small herbivore’s diet and should be available 24/7. Hay is essential to the daily health of your pet and offering it can be as easy as making sure a big pile of fresh hay is in your little loved one’s habitat at all times. However, the fun news is that feeding hay can be fun and enriching for both pet and pet parent. Here are five of our favorite ways to add fun to hay feeding time. ... Read More

December 28, 2020

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) - New Updates and Information for Pet Parents - 12/28/20

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) - New Updates and Information for Pet Parents - 12/28/20
We wanted to provide an update regarding the ongoing RHDV2 issues that continue to be a serious concern for both wild and domestic rabbit populations in the United States. ... Read More

December 28, 2020

How to Build a Small Pet Emergency Kit

How to Build a Small Pet Emergency Kit
No one likes the thought of facing an emergency situation, but as 2020 has proven, life can be unpredictable. For those of us fortunate enough to share our homes with small pets, it’s essential to be as prepared as possible to address injuries and illnesses, or, in the case of a disaster, evacuate the home quickly and safely. By assembling a complete emergency kit and keeping it in a convenient location, you can make sure your furry friend is on the road to recovery, or safety, as quickly as possible. ... Read More

December 16, 2020

Daily Care Checklist For Your Small Pet

Daily Care Checklist For Your Small Pet
Dedicated pet parents understand the importance of taking the best possible care of their furry family members. Unfortunately, the demanding schedules and frequent distractions that are such a common part of modern life can make it a challenge to keep track of your pet’s daily care routine. By creating a daily care checklist for your small pets, you can ensure your fur babies’ daily needs are met while also establishing a stress-limiting routine for all members of the household.... Read More

December 16, 2020

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Digestive Support

Getting to Know Supplements: Natural Science Digestive Support
Day in and day out, we talk to pet parents who want the absolute best for their fur babies. Over the years, some of the most common questions we’ve received are focused on pets with special health and dietary needs. Recognizing this common pattern, we worked with leading exotic animal veterinarians to better understand and address the most common health issues seen in small mammals. As a result of these efforts, we developed our Natural Science line of hay-based herbal supplements. These supplements include: Digestive Support, Papaya Support, Urinary Support, Joint Support, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin C, and Skin & Coat.... Read More

December 02, 2020

10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for You and Your Pets!

10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for You and Your Pets!
Do you need some great ideas for stocking stuffers and holiday presents for your pets, friends, and family members? Check out some of these great gift ideas from our favorite Oxbow influencers!... Read More

November 25, 2020

How to Keep Your Free Roam Rabbit Safe

How to Keep Your Free Roam Rabbit Safe
Rabbits have been domesticated for centuries, but the transition from farm to family member has been a more recent development. As more people learn that these intelligent, sensitive, charismatic little animals can make exceptional free roaming companions, pet parents around the world are ditching their outdoor (and indoor) hutches and cramped wire cages, opting instead to provide their bunnies with a free roaming existence. Allowing your rabbit to roam freely certainly has some substantial benefits, but before taking the leap, it’s important to consider all aspects of your home environment as well as the natural inclinations of your furry little friend to make sure the free roam lifestyle is pleasant and safe for everyone.... Read More

November 24, 2020

How to Create a Cozy Home for Your Pet

How to Create a Cozy Home for Your Pet
Home, sweet home! Just like us, small pets always appreciate having a home that is a safe and engaging place to relax and play. Here are a few guidelines to follow when creating a cozy home for your pet.... Read More

November 19, 2020

How to Select a Quality Food for Your Guinea Pig

How to Select a Quality Food for Your Guinea Pig
Choosing a quality food for your guinea pig is one of the most important nutritional decisions you will make as a pet parent. A species-appropriate fortified food is an essential part of your guinea pig’s daily diet. If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by the number of food options for your guinea pig, you’re not alone. With so many options available in the food aisle, choosing one that’s best for your piggie can be a confusing and even stressful process for new pet parents and longtime pet caretakers alike. In this article, we’ll walk through all the basic information necessary to help you choose a food that meets the specific nutritional needs of your beloved guinea pig. ... Read More

November 12, 2020

Which Pet is Better for You: Rabbits or Guinea Pigs?

Which Pet is Better for You: Rabbits or Guinea Pigs?
Rabbits and guinea pigs continue to gain in popularity as more people realize what wonderful companions these amazing little herbivores can truly be. While the day-to-day caring of both species is somewhat similar, each animal has their own unique attributes and considerations. Before you bring home a new bunny or piggy pal, it is important you consider which species best fits your preferences and lifestyle. ... Read More

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