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Pet Health Tip: Simple Food is Good Food

Complexity adds stress, no matter what we're talking about. I've come to this realization as I've become more observant of stress in myself and others.  Since this is a pet related blog I will start with an example that has to do with pets. Pet foods are moving towards becoming simpler, because the complex formulas filled with grains and other fillers have started to cause stress on the digestive systems of many of our pets. These complex formulas have also caused various types of allergies in many pets, which is why simpler Hypo-Allergenic foods are gaining in popularity as well. Just so you know, rovr delivers some simpler diets, such as Blue Buffalo's "Basics" and "Wilderness" formulas, Natural Balance's "Limited-Ingredient...

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The Importance of Hay for Pet Rabbits (and Guinea Pigs)

I learned about the importance of ample amounts of Timothy Hay in bunny diets when our own bunny, Russell, was rushed to the emergency vet because he stopped eating due to a condition called Gastrointestinal Stasis. Russell also has a condition called Malocclusion, in which his teeth are slightly misaligned. I suspect this misalignment didn't allow Russell to properly chew his rabbit pellets, which then got blocked up in his stomach, causing the Gastrointestinal Stasis.   Russell's current diet, on which he thrives, is 95% Timothy Hay and 5% fresh organic field greens. With regular tooth clippings keeping his Malocclusion in check, he is now a very happy bunny!  Here's some more information on proper nutrition for rabbits from Dr....

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