Life with Pets

October 15, 2021

What to Expect When Your Small Pet Is Expecting

What to Expect When Your Small Pet Is Expecting
Everyone knows it is crucial for pregnant humans to take extra good care of themselves to ensure the best possible chance of a healthy baby and safe delivery. The exact same is true of our beloved small pets. Caring for a pregnant animal requires additional time and commitment as you tailor her diet, environment, and routine to her gestational needs.... Read More

September 10, 2021

5 Ways to Memorialize Your Beloved Small Pet

5 Ways to Memorialize Your Beloved Small Pet
How can you memorialize your small pet? Oxbow provides some great memorial ideas for your little one who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.... 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

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

March 26, 2021

Breaking Down Bunny Bonding: 6 Tips and Tricks

Breaking Down Bunny Bonding: 6 Tips and Tricks
Bonding bunnies can seem like a Herculean task, but with patience, understanding, and the proper guidance it can be a great experience for both pets and pet parents alike. The House Rabbit Society’s Executive Director, Dr. Anne Martin, joins veterinarian and Oxbow’s Vice President of Technical Services, Dr. Micah Kohles, to tackle interested bunny parents’ most pressing bonding rabbit bonding questions.... Read More

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