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October 05, 2020

What Are the Best Fruits for Small Pets?

What Are the Best Fruits for Small Pets?
In this article, we will cover the following important topics regarding fruit and your small pet: Health concerns associated with too much fruit, what fruits can be safely fed to several small pet species, outline basic limits on how much fruit can be safely be included in the diet of small mammals, and more. ... Read More

October 01, 2020

The Oxbow Way: Enjoy the Journey

The Oxbow Way: Enjoy the Journey
Why is the value 'Enjoy the Journey' an intrinsic part of Oxbow Animal Health’s company culture? Oxbow's Controller, Niki Riecken, explains.... Read More

September 30, 2020

The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Rabbit

The Importance of Spaying or Neutering Your Rabbit
If you've ever asked yourself the question, "Should I spay or neuter my rabbit?" you are in the right place! For decades, veterinarians have been educating us about the benefits of spaying or neutering cats and dogs, but rabbit parents are often left wondering if these procedures are appropriate, or even safe, for their little ones. While no surgical procedure goes without risks, it is important to do your due diligence and learn all you can about these elective surgeries and how they can help give your little one the longest, happiest, healthiest life possible. ... Read More

September 22, 2020

Pet of the Month September 2020

Pet of the Month September 2020
Congratulations to our Pet of the Week, Gustave! This adorable little chinchilla loves carrying around Enriched Life Timmy Pops and being the king of parkour. Thanks for being a fan, Gustave!... Read More

September 22, 2020

All About Gastrointestinal Stasis in Small Herbivores

All About Gastrointestinal Stasis in Small Herbivores
What is GI stasis and why is it so common in small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas? How can you avoid it? How can you treat it? Oxbow is here to help.... Read More

September 16, 2020

Considering a New Pet? The Surprising Joys of “Thinking Small”

Considering a New Pet? The Surprising Joys of “Thinking Small”
For prospective pet parents, there are many reasons to consider exotic pets when it comes to your family’s newest potential addition. The list of reasons you might decide a small exotic pet is the right fit for your family is almost endless, but here are a few of the top reasons you might decide a small exotic animal is right for you:... Read More

September 10, 2020

How to Syringe Feed Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig or Other Small Pet

How to Syringe Feed Your Rabbit, Guinea Pig or Other Small Pet
When it comes to preparing and hand feeding a recovery product such as Oxbow's Critical Care, we know that the process might seem daunting and more than a little stressful at first. However, with the right preparation, some practice, and plenty of patience, you will be confidently and successfully hand feeding your rabbit, guinea pig or other small pet in no time. ... Read More

August 31, 2020

How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet
Losing a pet is a unique type of grief, and those who care for small pets may find that the loss of a small companion mammal can be especially difficult to navigate on their own. In recognition of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, we wanted to offer some suggestions on how to cope with the loss of a small pet.... Read More

August 26, 2020

Children and Foster Pets: Five Important Life Lessons

Children and Foster Pets: Five Important Life Lessons
Inviting a foster pet into your home is a fulfilling experience for all, but it can be an especially meaningful adventure for children. All life experiences offer important lessons and fostering a small pet such as a rabbit or guinea pig is no different. ... Read More

August 26, 2020

Pet of the Month August 2020

Pet of the Month August 2020
Congratulations to our Pets of the Month, Guinness (left) and Wilber (right)! Little Wilber crossed the Rainbow bridge in July 2020. His brother, Guinness, is 3 years old and loves Organic Barley Biscuits and Western Timothy Hay.... Read More

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