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May 20, 2019

The Importance of Natural Chew Variety

The Importance of Natural Chew Variety
Did you know it's important for pets to have options when it comes to natural chews? By providing a variety and rotating which chews are available to your rabbit, guinea pig, rat, or other small pet, you can support their instinctual chewing behavior in enriching ways.... Read More

May 10, 2019

All About Playing Handout

All About Playing Handout
Small pets are playful by nature, and supporting this behavior is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a pet parent. In addition to the fun that play provides for pet and owner alike, there are numerous health benefits associated with daily play. Read on to learn more about how to support your pet’s play behaviors in fun and enriching ways.... Read More

May 01, 2019

DIY May Day Basket

DIY May Day Basket
Celebrate May Day by making your rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla or other small pet this fun DIY May Day Basket!... Read More

April 30, 2019

Five Reasons Oxbow Garden Select Will Make Your Pets Hop For Joy

Five Reasons Oxbow Garden Select Will Make Your Pets Hop For Joy
Are you looking for a premium, garden-inspired line of foods that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist? Let’s take a closer look at some of the product highlights and key ingredients that make Garden Select such a standout in the pet food aisle.... Read More

April 17, 2019

5 Quick Tips for Supporting Your Pet’s Playing Instincts

5 Quick Tips for Supporting Your Pet’s Playing Instincts
How can you best support your pet's playing instincts? ... Read More

April 10, 2019

Why Does My Pet Need Water?

Why Does My Pet Need Water?
“Provide multiple water sources at all times.” “Make sure your pet is getting enough water.” “Increase water intake.” As a pet parent, you’ve likely heard these recommendations in various places – online, through your veterinarian, within product feeding directions and elsewhere. Is water really that important for pet health? Absolutely! The notion that water doesn’t contain any nutrients is a common and unsafe misconception. We drink water every day, so we forget that water itself is a key and essential nutrient just as important for life as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. But why?  ... Read More

March 27, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces New Garden Select Young Formulas & Larger Sizes

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces New Garden Select Young Formulas & Larger Sizes
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the addition of new young formulas and larger sizes to its popular Garden Select line of small animal foods. The new young formulas include Young Rabbit, Young Guinea Pig, and Mouse & Young Rat. In addition, select Garden Select formulas will be available in larger and bulk sizes (8 lb, 20 lb, and 25 lb). Garden Select combines wholesome, enriching ingredients with select garden favorites to deliver complete and balanced nutrition for small pets.... Read More

March 25, 2019

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Enriched Life For Essential Daily Enrichment

Oxbow Animal Health Introduces Enriched Life For Essential Daily Enrichment
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the introduction of Enriched Life - a new line of natural chews, play centers, habitats, and care items to meet the essential enrichment needs of small animals. Designed to support the instinctual behaviors of small pets, Enriched Life contains a wide range of natural items to help pet parents keep enrichment fun and stimulating while supporting natural instincts to play, chew, hide, and explore.... Read More

February 13, 2019

What Are the Best Kinds of Treats for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Other Small Pets?

What Are the Best Kinds of Treats for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, And Other Small Pets?
Whether you’re rewarding your pet for being adorable or you need an incentive for training, treats can be a great way to strengthen the human/animal bond! With so many different options and varieties on the market, it can be hard to choose one that’s not only delicious but healthy as well. So, what should you look for when selecting a yummy reward for your pet?... Read More

January 03, 2019

Fun Hay Variety Combinations - Infographic

Fun Hay Variety Combinations - Infographic
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering a regular variety of hays to your pets. In addition to encouraging natural foraging behaviors and keeping mealtime fun and interesting, regular access to a variety of hays helps prevent pets from becoming picky eaters. So, what are some fun ways to mix and match your pet’s favorite Oxbow hays? This fun new infographic features some of our favorite flavor and texture combinations! ... Read More

January 03, 2019

Fun Ways to Feed A Variety of Hays (Handout)

Fun Ways to Feed A Variety of Hays (Handout)
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering a regular variety of hays to your pets. In addition to encouraging natural foraging behaviors and keeping mealtime fun and interesting, regular access to a variety of hays helps prevent pets from becoming picky eaters. So, what are some fun ways to mix and match your pet’s favorite Oxbow hays? Here are some of our favorite flavor and texture combinations:... Read More

November 07, 2018

Oxbow Announces 2018 Rescue Grant Recipients

Oxbow Announces 2018 Rescue Grant Recipients
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2018 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The seven recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout the United States and Canada. ... Read More

October 08, 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Hay

How to Pick the Perfect Hay
Looking for the perfect hay variety to meet your pet's taste and texture preferences? Wanting to find several fun varieties to mix for enrichment? Use our informative variety chart to help pick the perfect hay today? ... Read More

October 05, 2018

All About Hay and Your Pet’s Health

All About Hay and Your Pet’s Health
As the pet parent of a small herbivore, you know that hay is important to your pet’s health, but have you ever wondered exactly how hay helps keep your pet healthy & happy? Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific functions that hay provides to your pet’s daily health.... Read More

September 26, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Offer Your Pet a Variety of Hays

Top 5 Reasons to Offer Your Pet a Variety of Hays
All pets benefit from some variety in their diet – especially when it comes to hay. There a number of important benefits to providing a variety of grass hays. Here are the top five reasons to offer your pet a variety of hays. ... Read More

July 11, 2018

All About Fortified Foods

All About Fortified Foods
A healthy, balanced food should be a staple in every small pet's diet. With so many options available in the food aisle, choosing one that's best for your furry family member can be confusing. Download our All About Fortified Foods guide to help you choose a food that meets the specific nutritional needs of your beloved pet!... Read More

October 25, 2017

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2017 Rescue Grant Recipients

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2017 Rescue Grant Recipients
Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2017 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The nine recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totaling over $20,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout North America. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.... Read More

September 28, 2017

All About Enrichment (Handout)

All About Enrichment (Handout)
Enrichment – it’s a popular concept in pet care today. As pet parents, we know that enrichment is valuable and can help us provide the best quality of life to our pets….but what is it, really? Download our All About Enrichment guide for a quick overview of enrichment and some fun tips on how to incorporate it into your pet’s daily routine.... Read More

September 27, 2017

The Importance of Physical Enrichment (Infographic)

The Importance of Physical Enrichment (Infographic)
Physical enrichment involves introducing anything into your pet’s daily routine that encourages physical activity in instinctual and challenging ways. The best form of physical enrichment is oftentimes the simplest. How can you support your pet's physical enrichment?... Read More

September 27, 2017

Games With Pets - New Enrichment Handout!

Games With Pets - New Enrichment Handout!
Playing games with your pet is a wonderful way to stimulate natural behaviors, encourage exercise, reduce boredom, and increase that special bond between pet and pet caretaker. Download our Games With Pets handout for some fun and easy games to try with your pet today!... Read More

October 11, 2016

New Pet Care Guides Available from Oxbow Animal Health

Oxbow Animal Health, a leader in the innovative care and nutrition of small and exotic animals worldwide, has unveiled new species-specific pet care guides. The new care guides are available free for download and print and are designed to help new pet parents learn everything they need to provide basic care for their pets. Key pet care topics covered in the care guides include nutrition, housing, care, health, and supplies.... Read More