The Guidelines are as follows:
1. An appropriate product name;
2. The species of pet(s) for which the product is intended;
3. A quantity statement for the amount of food in the package or container;
4. A guaranteed analysis;
5. A list of all ingredients in the product;
6. A statement of nutritional adequacy, if required;
7. Feeding directions, if required; and,
8. Name and address of the manufacturer or distributor
Why is this specifically terrible for bunnies? The reason is because the pet industry classifies them in the same category as Chinchillas, Hamsters, and small pets. Bunnies are not even the same species, they are not Rodents and not Gerbils. they are unique to the rest of the the small pet category in they are Lagamorphs. For risk of avoiding a Law Suit a prominent company reached out to us to promote one of their treats that was fantastic from the front view. It actually had a Bunny on it and seemed very healthy to the human perception in that it included Yogurt in the name. Yogurt is generally a low fat very healthy snack for human beings. Looking at the ingredients, there was a very high sugar content. So before we continued with the promotion we needed to receive an indication that there was not any sugar added outside of the listed amount. The CEO could not sign off on verifying that creating a little bit of a Red Flag. The same pattern carries out with small animal chew toy packets. One out of the 8 Chew Toys that come with the $20 dollar packet is actually safe for your pet bunny. This eliminates the new bunny owner to even do their own due diligence. Transparency is key to keeping your bunny safe, if you want transparency go with a Regular Bunny Bonding Bag Kit we now have the ability to actually prove not only are you saving money, but you are ensuring that your bunny has all natural healthy treats, All Natural Safe Wood Chews, and non-risk, no food coloring toys. This will instill your bunny getting to the Vegetable Phase in a manner where they are in top health and continue that pattern. This results in them staying in the correct category weight wise and do not end up with diabetes at 5 years old because of false advertising.
Here are just some sample reviews available to the public on the internet:
I bought these Yogurt Drops and as I was looking them up they don't seem to be good for Rabbits at all. What should I do? See if I can return them (They're not used) or give it very sparingly on special occasions?
I'd avoid Vitakraft altogether. They make some pretty awful stuff, and I wish they weren't allowed to market it as rabbit food because it's terrible for them
If I could somehow shut down both Kaytee and Vitakraft so they could never again sell a single thing to pet parents, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
***This is just a snippet of a Plethora of real reviews from real people (non-customers) who love their bunnies pulled off the internet... They are unfortunately not wrong. The good news is education can alter this trajectory, and that is what we are all about! Happy Bunnies, Happy Customers :)
Wishing ALL The Bunny Lovers and Activists in the world all of our love and praise,
Matthew- Co-Owner of Lovely Bunny's
Phone; (973) 330-2928