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

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April 30, 2019🞄

Are you looking for a premium, garden-inspired line of foods that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist?  Oxbow’s Garden Select small animal foods have quickly become favorites of rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small pets everywhere.  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.

1. It’s expertly formulated to meet the specific needs of your pet.

Like all of Oxbow’s food lines, Garden Select is formulated with the guidance of leading exotics veterinarians and nutritionists.  That means you can rest assured that every bite comes complete with all the premium ingredients, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your rabbit, guinea pig, or other small pet needs to thrive.

All small pets are unique, and animals have specific needs at different stages of life.  That’s why Garden Select is formulated to meet the specific species and life stage needs of your beloved pets.  Our new young formulas provide the concentrated nutrition young, growing, and pregnant/lactating animals need.  Meanwhile, our adult formulas are carefully-crafted to meet the needs of animals once they’re grown.

2. Pets love the taste – even without the “junk food” ingredients in other foods.

Many conventional small animal foods rely on unhealthy “mix” ingredients to entice pets at mealtime.  The sugary, starchy, high calorie ingredients in these foods can lead to a myriad of health problems, including obesity, digestive upset, and unhealthy selective-eating habits.  In addition to being a uniform & complete food (like all Oxbow formulas), Garden Select offers a delicious herbal aroma and flavor that even the pickiest eaters can’t resist!

3. It’s Non-GMO Project Verified and made with only the healthiest, most premium ingredients.

For many of us, choosing a food for our small pets that models our own nutritional values is more important than ever before.  Garden Select is Non-GMO Project verified to cater to pet parents who value food options made without relying on the inclusion of genetically-modified ingredients.  In addition to being Non-GMO, the super-premium ingredients in Garden Select are custom-selected for the health and wellness of your pets.

4. It’s made without soy and wheat for herbivores.

We know that some pet parents find their furry friends perform best on a diet that doesn’t include soy and wheat-based ingredients.  To provide a premium option to cater to these preferences, we’ve formulated Garden Select rabbit, guinea pig, and chinchilla formulas to be 100% soy and wheat free.

5. Garden Select is bursting with garden-inspired ingredients!

As its name implies, Garden Select is made with an abundance of the most wholesome ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.  Here’s a closer look at the benefits of some of the highlight ingredients found in various Garden Select foods.

Timothy, Orchard, and Oat Hay
Fiber is cornerstone of health for all small herbivores.  Providing a variety of hays to your small pets each day offers many important benefits, including providing enrichment, preventing picky eating, and many more.  With these benefits in mind, Garden Select is made with a variety of premium hays.  Timothy, Orchard, and Oat hay provide insoluble fiber which leads to healthy digestion that is essential to the daily health of small herbivores including rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas.

Tomato provides key benefits for pet parents and pets alike!  Tomato is a great source of fiber, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.  Dietary fiber promotes a healthy gastrointestinal tract and Omega fatty acids support and maintain a healthy skin and coat.

Whole Yellow Pea
Whole yellow pea is a nutritious & delicious ingredient that is a rich source of both insoluble and soluble fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.  Insoluble fiber is important in the diet for healthy digestion as it promotes movement through the digestive tract. Soluble fiber is key as well; this type of fiber can dissolve in water and aids in controlling blood sugar levels by helping to slow the absorption of sugar. Protein provides essential amino acids.

Rosemary & Thyme
Rosemary and thyme are key contributors to the savory, irresistible aroma of Garden Select.  Additionally, rosemary is a source of natural antioxidants.  Antioxidants can alleviate issues associated with the aging process by helping to fight against cellular damage.

We all know the important benefits of flaxseed in the healthy foods we eat each day.  But, did you know that flax is a power-packed ingredient for small pets as well?  Among flax’s many benefits, it provides Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.

To learn more about what makes Garden Select such an appealing option for picky eaters and pellet-lovers alike, take a closer look at each of the individual varieties:

Garden Select Young Rabbit
Garden Select Adult Rabbit 
Garden Select Young Guinea Pig
Garden Select Adult Guinea Pig
Garden Select Chinchilla
Garden Select Mouse & Young Rat
Garden Select Adult Rat
Garden Select Hamster & Gerbil