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Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month: February
The goal of "Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month" is twofold: to educate the public about these often misunderstood companion animals, and to help rescue and "rehome" domestic rabbits
Cage Cleaning Schedule for Small Pets
A clean, dry, hospitable home is paramount to your small pet's health. Be sure your fuzzy friend has a spacious, secure, ventilated, chew-proof home containing the basics.
Cage Cleaning Tips for Small Pets
Most animals are fanatic about the cleanliness and organization of their surroundings.
Cancer in Small Pets: Feeding for the Cure
Did you know that small pets are quite susceptible to various cancers. The most common cancer in rats is mammary (breast) cancer. Uterine adenocarcinoma is the most common cancer in intact female rabbits, striking rabbits as young as 18 months old.
Dental Care In-Depth: All Small Pets
The dental health of your small pet is much more important than many people realize.
Dental Care: Healthy Rabbit Teeth Checkup
A diet consisting of tough, fibrous roughage is extremely important to a rabbit's dental health.
Dental Health Month for Small Pets: February
As part of National Pet Dental Health Month, the "Pets Need Dental Care, TooTM" program will challenge veterinarians and their clients to schedule regular dental appointments for their pets and establish a home dental care routine.
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Exercise Tips by Small Pet Species
Exercising your small pet is easy and much more advanced than an old, squeaky wheel.
Eye Health: 10 Tips for Small Pets
To best maintain your small pet's eye health, look daily for these tell-tale signs of unhealthy eyes:
First Aid Kits for Small Pets: What to Include
Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea.
Habitat Tips for Rabbits
If you make a commitment to keeping a house rabbit, make sure you are willing to provide it with a healthy habitat.
Hideaways for Small Pets, the Importance of
Whether your small pet prefers burrowing deep into bedding, holing up inside a hutch, or taking cover in a large toy, he hides for security and solace.
Hock Sores (Pododermatitis) in Rabbits
Pododermatitis, often referred to as hock sores, commonly occurs in rabbits. It usually affects the bottom of the hind feet and hocks (the lower part of the leg that touches the ground when the animal is sitting).
Leash Train Your Rabbit, How to
Many small pet owners long to give their rabbit the excitement the outside brings to feed their playful curiosity, but know the risks of an unsupervised furry friend.
New Small Pet? How to Get Ready
To help you get off to a good start, here are some recommendations on what to do before you pick up your new pet, and care tips for the first month home.
New Small Pets: How to Introduce Rabbits
Rabbits are naturally very social, but introducing a new rabbit in a home that currently has a rabbit can be tricky.
New Small Pets: Tips for Picking a Rabbit
House rabbits should be acquired through a reputable source.
Nutrition for Small Pets: Timothy Hay is Essential
Dried from a natural, perennial grass, timothy hay is inexpensive and healthy. It aids digestion and helps wear down the constantly growing teeth of rabbits and true herbivores, such as chinchillas and guinea pigs.
Nutrition Needs for Rabbits by Age
Like human beings, rabbits need to be fed differently at different stages of their growth to ensure healthy development, digestion, and weight.
Nutrition Requirements for Small Pets by Species
You have to carefully choose what you feed your small pet each day, just like how you have to be careful to eat a balanced diet yourself. Here we talk about what food rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and other small pets need to eat every day.
Odor Control Tips for Rabbits & Rodents
In captivity, animals need help to maintain a hygienic, healthy environment. The leading cause of odor is the buildup of urine and fecal matter in the cage.
Oxbow Fortified Foods & Focused Supplements
Formulated with novel ingredients and premium herbs, Oxbow's Natural Science products promote overall wellness and support various body systems. Unique ingredients offer variety while still maintaining proper nutrition.
Rabbit
There is a reason that domestic rabbits are now found in almost as many homes as dogs and cats. Available in a variety of sizes, fur colorations, and breeds, rabbits can make wonderful pets.
Rabbit Facts
Rabbit Fun Facts
When a rabbit is happy, she will click her teeth.
Rabbit-Proof Your Home, How to
Rabbits are chewers. They enjoy small, dark spaces. They're naturally curious. These three characteristics alone are reason enough for you to 'rabbit proof' your house prior to allowing your rabbit access to your home.
Rabbits: Is One Right For You?
Rabbits can make excellent house pets. But before acquiring a pet rabbit, there are some things you should consider.
Sexing Your Small Pet
Correctly sexing small pets is more important than you know. If small pets are incorrectly sexed, you could end up with a surprise pregnancy. While this may sound somewhat fun, the truth is that you would then need to determine what to do with them.
Small Pet Emergencies: When to Call Your Vet
Small pets, with their evolutionary history of being prey animals, will often mask signs of illness. By the time you notice something is wrong, the condition could be very severe.
Stimulate Your Small Pet, How to
Exercise is important for your small pet's overall health. Here are some fun exercise ideas. Learn more >
Toys for Rabbits: Alleviate Boredom
Rabbits love to chew and explore. Not providing adequate means of chewing and exploring not only creates boredom, but also goes against their very nature and instincts.
Travel Tips for Small Pets
Whether by foot or by car, traveling with your small pet can be fun, safe, and easy if you pack smart. The selection of small pet carriers and pouches grows every year, making travel with your small pet more comfortable than ever.
Upper Respiratory Disease (Snuffles) in Rabbits
Snuffles is a general term describing a group of upper respiratory signs. It is one of the most common diseases that strikes domestic rabbits.
Why Does My Rabbit Eat His Droppings?
Believe it or not, there is a good reason for this unappetizing behavior. Your pet is merely completing a special, natural digestive process that allows him to maximize the nutrition he receives from his food.

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IN-DEPTH ARTICLES:
Cecotropes and Coprophagy
Cheyletiella parasitovorax (Rabbit Fur Mites)
Common Kidney Disease in Small Pets
Dental & Oral Disease
Dental Anatomy & Care in Rabbits & Rodents
Diaster Preparedness for Your Pet
Enterotoxemia (Antibiotic-associated Enteritis
Evacuation Kit for Small Mammals
Fire Ant Control Methods Around Pets
Head Tilt (Wry Neck, Torticollis)
Mercury Exposure: Health Concerns, Clean-up, and Disposal
Mosquito Control and Preventing Diseases They Transmit
Pododermatitis: Sore Feet and Hocks
Red Urine in Rabbits
Ringworm in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Sexing Rabbits
Snuffles
Socialization
Spay & Neutering
Telltale Tails
Ticks: Life Cycle and Control
Trimming Rabbit Teeth
Tyzzer's Disease
Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
 
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