Small Animals

by Debbie Ducommun on Jul 1, 2013
“These days, millions of people are turning to nutritional supplements not only as a means of making sure they get the nutrients their diets may lack, but also as a way of preventing and treating a variety health conditions. Small-animal owners are doing the same for their pets, as manufacturers continue to offer an increasingly wide range of supplements and nutritional products for small pets. Much of the focus in the small-animal supplement category has…”

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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…”
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…”