Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Jun 1, 2013
“      The old adage “you are what you eat” means more than ever these days—and it doesn’t apply to humans alone. Pet food manufacturers are offering a broader range of small animal diets, from basic to premium. They are also adding a wider variety of ingredients to boost the health benefits of superior products. The use of an increasing number of ingredients in premium formulas is a growing trend in small animal diets.…”

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by Debbie Ducommun on May 1, 2013
“  When small animal owners shop for bedding and litter products, there are a number of factors that they consider before making a final decision. These include aesthetics, convenience and texture, as well as comfort, absorption, odor control, health effects on the animal, the product’s mess quotient and price. Even…”
by By Debbie Ducommun on Apr 1, 2013
“      We’re all familiar with the three Rs of minimizing environmental impact: reduce, reuse and recycle. Now we can add a new one to the list: revert—as in going back to old ways of doing things when it means being more eco-friendly. Such is the case with water…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Mar 1, 2013
“    Consider it a small-animal superfood—at least for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas. Grass hay is, and should be, the core component of these animals’ diets. Although there are pellets on the market for these herbivores, they are best served by well-portioned servings of hay, with pellets being mostly…”
by Debbie Ducommun on Feb 1, 2013
“One evening, I was relaxing on my couch with a group of my rats, when we heard something. One of my other rats, waiting in his cage for his turn to come out and play, was chewing on a piece of wood. There is no mistaking the resonate crunching sound…”