Nutrition

March 20, 2020

Common Chinchilla Health Issues

Common Chinchilla Health Issues
Did you know that National Chinchilla Day is March 23rd? What better way to honor these unique little creatures than to discuss common chinchilla health concerns? Learning all you can about potential health issues will allow you to provide your chin with the very best care, ensuring you and your companion share as many years together as possible. Before we dive in, let’s celebrate by learning some fun facts about these incredible animals.... Read More

March 13, 2020

Quick Tips on Correctly Offering Fortified Food

Quick Tips on Correctly Offering Fortified Food
Even seasoned pet parents can make simple mistakes when it comes to feeding fortified food to their pets. Here are some quick tips to keep your pet happy and healthy!... Read More

March 11, 2020

Ten Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Rabbit

Ten Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Rabbit
Ask any bunny mom or dad, and they will tell you that there’s no comparison for the affection and companionship of their beloved bunny. It seems that our rabbits teach something new about ourselves every day. So, what are some of the most important lessons we can learn from our bunnies? Let’s take a look at ten of our favorite!... Read More

March 06, 2020

Ask The Small Pet Vet: How Much Hay Should My Rabbit or Guinea Pig Eat Every Day?

Ask The Small Pet Vet: How Much Hay Should My Rabbit or Guinea Pig Eat Every Day?
Hay: it’s the nutritional foundation of herbivore health and a topic every new rabbit or guinea pig owner should be thinking about. As obligate herbivores in the wild, rabbits and guinea pigs naturally eat many types of different plant materials each day. As these small animals have made the transition “from wild to child,” it’s important for us as pet parents to remember the importance of the ideas of variety and diversity when it comes time to offer hay to our bunnies and piggies.... Read More

March 03, 2020

How to Tell If Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig is Overweight or Underweight

How to Tell If Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig is Overweight or Underweight
No one likes to be told they need to lose weight. Pet parents are also very sensitive to being told their fur child needs to slim down. Furthermore, the news often comes as a shock to many parents because healthy rabbit and guinea pig weight and body condition frequently isn’t common knowledge. Obesity is an epidemic prevalent in many parts of the world today, and it affects pets and humans alike. We all love our pets and want them to be happy. Oftentimes, we associate that happiness with food and treats because our pets get very happy at the thought, sight, or smell of tasty food (and who doesn’t?). Treats and food in general also facilitate positive interaction and help to create an amazing human-animal bond. However, excess food and treat consumption can quickly lead to an overweight pet. You don’t have to stop giving your pets treats, but don’t forget to balance happiness with health.... Read More

February 26, 2020

Why Won’t My Guinea Pig Eat Their Pellets

Why Won’t My Guinea Pig Eat Their Pellets
Whether your guinea pig is very young and has never eaten fortified food before, or if your adult guinea pig is suddenly refusing their fortified food, it’s highly important to ensure that your pet eats their daily allotment of pellets. Fortified food contains many essential vitamins and minerals not found in your guinea pig’s hay, greens, or treats, making them essential to your pet’s daily nutritional requirements. ... Read More

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