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Eco-Straw Litter Discontinued Indefinitely By Oxbow Animal Health

Due to unique circumstances, Oxbow Animal Health has announced that it will no longer produce Eco-Straw litter/bedding in the foreseeable future.

Marylou Zarbock
Posted: July 2, 2014, 2:45 p.m. EDT

Oxbow Animal Health is a manufacturer of numerous products for small animal pets, including hay, Bene Terra organic food, Natural Science supplements and the recovery foods Carnivore Care and Critical Care.  Although company announcements usually involve new products or information on its programs or events, it has a different type of announcement now. Oxbow Animal Health officially announced that it is discontinuing its Eco-Straw litter indefinitely. The announcement comes weeks after a fire at one of its manufacturing facilities interrupted production on Eco-Straw and some other products. The company stated that it sought alternative manufacturing solutions, but was unsuccessful in the case of Eco-Straw, which was the company’s sole litter/bedding offering. Oxbow said it will notify customers if Eco-Straw becomes available again in the future.

two sizes of Eco-Straw in bags
© Courtesy Oxbow Animal Health
Oxbow Animal Health has stopped production of Eco-Straw litter indefinitely.

In a previous announcement, the company noted that Eco-Straw was the only wheat-based, pelleted small animal litter on the market. It stated that some wheat-based cat litters are manufactured by other companies, but those should be used "at the pet parent’s choice and discretion.”

An important note is that no problem exists with the availability of any other Oxbow Animal Health products. All of its hay, food, treats, supplements, accessories and other items will be available in the future for small animal pets, including the following pets: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, micegerbils and ferrets. If anyone has further questions, Oxbow can be reached via email or phone, 800-249-0366.

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Posted: July 2, 2014, 2:45 p.m. EDT


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PLEASE continue to carry the Oxbow Eco Straw Pelleted Wheat Straw Litter! I've tried other litters, but this is the only litter my bunny will use; she refuses to use her litter box if there's any other type of litter in there.
Rebecca, Seymour, TN
Posted: 10/5/2014 4:05:45 PM
This is the only litter we use for our bunny. It is a fantastic product.
nicole, International
Posted: 9/30/2014 11:32:39 AM
This is a great product, probably the best on the market. I hope it will be available soon or again.
isabelle from France
isabelle, International
Posted: 9/21/2014 6:07:55 AM
I love this product. I use it for my rabbit and it absorbs urine/odors well and is easy to clean up. Don't know what I'm going to get in place of it. I really wish they were able to find another place to manufacture it, or get their facility reopened at a later date, depending on the extent of the damage.
Dawn, Franklinville, NJ
Posted: 9/8/2014 1:45:17 PM
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