Educational Videos

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS FROM OXBOW

Do you have a pet rabbit, guinea pig or rat?  These videos have been created with you and your pet in mind.


 

 

 

Fresh Greens for Herbivores. Greens not only provide great taste and texture for pets, but they also play an important role in keeping herbivores hydrated! Watch to learn what greens Dr. Micah Kohles (Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health) recommends that can boost small pets’ fresh diet intake.

Adding Enrichment Using Hay Based Accessories. Did you know that a vital part of your pet’s nutritional well-being includes mental and physical stimulation and enrichment? Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles (Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health) discusses the benefits of providing pets with hay-based accessories (such as Oxbow’s Timothy Club items), 1-1 interaction, and larger exercise spaces that will stimulate your pet to be more active.

Adding Enrichment with Oxbow Hay. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles (Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health) discusses the importance of providing clean, fresh hay for your rabbit and guinea pig to ensure that your pet receives the nutritional enrichment needed to maintain a healthy GI tract!


 

 

How to Feed Hay:  Meeting Your Pets Nutrition and Enrichment Needs. Providing fresh, high quality hay is an important responsibility of every pet parent, but it can be fun and enriching for pet and pet parent as well.

Treats and Enrichment: Pets love receiving treats, but they are not all created equal. Discover the best choices when it comes to treats, and receive tips from Dr Micah Kohles on how to use treats to add valuable enrichment in your pet’s routine.

Safe Outdoor Enrichment for Small Pets:  Join Dr Micah Kohles as he discusses the do’s and don’t’s  of outdoor enrichment so that you can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for your pet.


 

 

Predators & Prey Behaviours & Enrichment: Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health discusses the natural behaviours of predator and prey species and provides helpful tips on how to provide enrichment opportunities that help model natural behaviours.

The Human Animal Bond: Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health (www.oxbowanimalhealth.com) discusses the Human Animal Bond, its benefits, and what pet parents can do to foster this ever-important aspect of the pet/pet parent relationship.

How To Support Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig’s Instinctual Playing Behaviour: Playing is a fun and instinctual behaviour of small pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides some quick tips on how to support your small pet’s playing instincts.


 

 

Adding a Pet to Your Family – Factors to Consider: Adding a pet to your family is an exciting decision, and one that should be thoughtfully considered in advance. In this video, Dr. Kohles provides a breakdown of important considerations to make before making the decision to welcome a new pet into your home.

How To Monitor Your Pet’s Weight: What better way to start off the new year than by making a new habit, especially one that helps your furry friends? In this video Dr. Micah Kohles talks about what you can do to monitor your pet’s weight and why it is important to do so.

How To Keep Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig’s Teeth Healthy: Rabbits and guinea pigs are expert chewers with teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives. By providing the proper diet and accessories and keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms of dental disease, you can ensure your pet’s teeth are healthy throughout their entire lives


 

 

The Importance of Feeding a Uniform Food: What’s the best type of pellet to feed your pet? Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles (Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, Oxbow Animal Health) discusses the best feeding habits that will keep your pet’s GI tract in tip-top shape!

Essentials Foods from Oxbow Animal Health: Oxbow’s flagship line of fortified foods, Essentials, has long been regarded as the industry standard in species-specific nutrition for small animals. These tried and true formulas provide all the nutrition pets need to thrive, without any fillers, artificial preservatives, or artificial colours.

How To Transition Your Small Pet From One Food to Another: Transitioning your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small pet from one food to another should be done gradually to avoid disrupting the sensitive balance of their digestive system. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health provides easy-to-follow tips on how to safely transition your pet from one food to another.


 

 

Getting to Know your Hay: From stem to leaf to seed head, every hay plant is made up of key components – each of which provides unique benefits to your pet. In this video, Dr. Micah Kohles discusses the different structural components of hay, how they benefit your pet, and what to look for when selecting hay for your animals.

The Importance of Feeding a Variety: Hay is critical to the health and well being of small animals. And, just like people, pets benefit from some variety in their daily diet. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health discusses the key benefits and characteristics of each of Oxbow’s unique hay varieties and discusses the many important benefits of feeding a variety of hays daily.

Ideal Conditions for Growing Hay: Growing premium hay is no small task. Oxbow works with a network of hay growers who understand the exact attributes necessary for the species we serve. Learn more about the many factors and challenges involved in growing premium hay. Watch as Oxbow Hay Specialist, Jaren, takes you through what it really takes to grow hay, and how one missing factor can change everything.


 

 

Hay Maturity Explained: Does 1st cutting or 2nd cutting hay offer the best quality for your pet? The answer may surprise you! Learn more about the hay growth cycle, as well as Oxbow’s process for selecting and harvesting hay

Oxbow Harvest Stacks – All-Natural Compressed Hay: Oxbow Harvest Stacks use special compression technology to transform 100% all-natural, long-strand, hand-sorted Western Timothy hay into compact, convenient-to-feed portions which produce 80 percent less airborne dust than loose hay. Feed Harvest Stacks as a primary hay source or supplement with loose hay to encourage enrichment. Harvest Stacks make a great feeding option when traveling or anytime storage space is limited.

How To Keep Your Rabbit or Guinea Pig’s Teeth Healthy: Rabbits and guinea pigs are expert chewers with teeth that grow continuously throughout their lives. By providing the proper diet and accessories and keeping an eye out for signs and symptoms of dental disease, you can ensure your pet’s teeth are healthy throughout their entire lives.


 

 

How Much Hay Should My Rabbit or Guinea Pig Eat? Rabbits, guinea pigs, and other herbivores need to eat large amounts of high fibre grass hay to remain happy and healthy. Watch as Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health explains how much hay your pet should eat every day.

DIY Timothy CLUB Hay Mobile: Looking to add some fun enrichment to your pet’s routine? Our DIY tutorial shows you how to make a safe, enriching, and edible toy for your pet using a Timothy CLUB Carrot & Twists!

How to Create an Enriching Habitat for Your Small Pet: In the wild, small animals experience a variety of enriching activities each day. As domesticated pets, it’s our responsibility to provide safe and beneficial enrichment to our pets. In this video, Dr. Micah Kohles of Oxbow Animal Health discusses simple ways to modify your pet’s habitat to provide increased opportunities for physical, mental and nutritional enrichment.