So today I want to talk about a product that I have used to great affect on more than one occasion. Alfalfa hay by Oxbow. This is a great product when used in a way that exploits all the products features. That being that it is a highly palatable high protein hay.
I first made use of this product when I was given a free bag to help with a very rabbit that I was caring for. She was suffering from a respiratory infection and I found it hard to keep weight on her. The hays sweetness meant that even Millie wanted eat in. She pulled through and has a lovely life as house rabbit.
When my next poorly rabbit came along it was slightly different, Pink, who has his own page on the website was pretty much a bag of bones and complete nugget food was leaving him very loose. He was a great hay eater but as he struggled to fight his illness he used up all his energy with nothing left to put on weight, or even maintain his temperature. With daily helping of Alfalfa hay along with his regular feeding hay, he was able to start gaining weight and with the correct medication he has made a complete recovery. Alfalfa hay is not something I would give as part of a pets daily diet but I am in not doubt that without it Pink would certainly have struggled to recover the way he has. If your rabbit, guinea pig or chinchilla has been under weather, lost weight due or illness or perhaps is looking a bit thin as they get older I would highly advise that you give this product a try.