Shepherd’s® Specialty Blend™

Give your animals more than corn cob bedding by upgrading to one of our proprietary blended bedding materials. Our blended bedding products are enhanced to provide enrichment and nesting capabilities for your animals.

Shepherds’ Specialty Blend is a 50/50 combination of corn cob bedding material with our industry leading virgin pulp bedding material ALPHA-dri®

Enhanced Species Specific Behaviors
Mice forage for ALPHA-dri nesting material and separate it from the corn cob particles. Click here to learn more about ALPHA-dri.


Our Products

Not only do our products promote research integrity and enhance animal welfare, but they also are designed to assist our customers in operating an efficient and cost-effective research program. With a variety of options for bedding and enrichment, SSP offers everything you need for Excellence in the Cage.

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Why SSP?

When you use bedding or enrichment products from SSP, you can be sure they’ve been subject to stringent standards through our Continuous Monitoring program. Let us show you what consistent, quality products look like for you and your animals. In-depth analysis reports for each of our products are available to all of our customers.

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Shepherd Specialty Papers has been family owned and operated for over 30 years, and we take pride in the unparalleled quality of our products, and our people. When you choose SSP, you are choosing award-winning products that are used in cutting edge studies by the largest research companies around the world.

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