July 30, 2020

DIY Snack Wreath

Are you looking for a fun and delicious DIY project you can create for your guinea pig or other small pet? With some Oxbow hay, natural string, and the yummy greens of your choice, you can create this fun and enriching Hay Snack Wreath!... Read More

July 29, 2020

Introducing Our New, More Sustainable 90 Ounce Hay Packaging

Introducing Our New, More Sustainable 90 Ounce Hay Packaging
In the coming weeks, you will begin to see a familiar, but updated presence on the shelf at your favorite pet store. We are excited to share that our 90 oz Western Timothy hay packaging has received an exciting facelift. In addition to an updated look, the new 90 oz packaging offers some meaningful features that are worth highlighting: ... Read More

July 27, 2020

How to Make Sure Your Guinea Pig is Happy

How to Make Sure Your Guinea Pig is Happy
For decades, pet parents across the globe have understood the important role proper nutrition plays in helping guinea pigs (and other small mammals) maintain physical health and minimize the risk of preventable health concerns. While the importance of a high-quality, nutritionally appropriate diet cannot be downplayed, even the most well-intentioned pet parent sometimes overlooks their fur babies’ needs for physical, mental, and nutritional enrichment. By creating a stimulating environment that encourages your piggies to express their natural behaviors, you can ensure your little ones are living their best enriched lives while simultaneously strengthening that ever-important human-animal bond.... Read More

July 20, 2020

RHDV2 - What Oxbow Is Doing To Keep Your Rabbits Safe

RHDV2 - What Oxbow Is Doing To Keep Your Rabbits Safe
The continued spread of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) in the United States is a serious concern for every rabbit pet owner. At Oxbow, we have implemented special precautionary measures to minimize the risk of this virus being spread via our hay and hay-based products. These measures have been implemented in addition to the extensive, long-standing quality processes practiced on all Oxbow hay. ... Read More

July 14, 2020

The Scoop on Small Pet Poop: Normal, Abnormal, and Everything in Between

The Scoop on Small Pet Poop: Normal, Abnormal, and Everything in Between
Let’s face the facts, we all poop…every animal does. Some species, like rabbits and guinea pigs, just do it a lot more! While far from a glamorous topic, your pet’s poops can tell you an awful lot about their overall wellbeing and what’s going on inside their body. Having an idea of your pet’s normal fecal characteristics and consistently monitoring stool production is a great tool for proactively keeping them healthy. A change in stool is often one of the first clinical signs that your pet may be having some type of health issue. Any change in the size, shape, color, or frequency of stool output should be noted. While you might not be able to tell what the issue is right away, any change warrants a call to your veterinarian and prolonged abnormalities in stools should always lead to a veterinary visit and consultation. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for. ... Read More

July 13, 2020

Final Fosters: Tips for a Successful Experience

Final Fosters: Tips for a Successful Experience
Fostering is a family endeavor. All members of the family need to be ready for the responsibility of taking care of the pets and placing them with new adoptive families. This can be an emotional time for family members (especially children), so spend time talking with them and helping them understand how they are making an impact in this pet’s life. ... Read More

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