Aurora's Fur issues

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Aurora began loosing hair. We got her to the vet and didn't find any mites or fungus but we tried selectin(Revolution) anyway. 3 doses once every two weeks. Here she is before treatment

03/24/12
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You came to give me cheese right? ~ Pua
You came to give me cheese right?

In discussing it with others we learned known causes of hair loss in tamandua are being seriously over weight or having your baby keep suckling too long. Aurora has always been the long and lean one. I did actually make the mistake of putting some weight on her when it first started thinking supplementing would help but the weight didn't start the issue and she's still not fat, just pleasantly plump. Her feed has been cut back and protein upped. Ori seemed to stop suckling around 8 months though recently seemed like she started again. I was afraid it would be something more dire. Aurora already has issues but the selmectin seems to have done the trick after all.

Blue cheese!
Blue cheese!

Hey get your own cup
Hey get your own cup
I did put two up there but they went after the same cup.

Yummy
Yummy
03/24/12

March 26th
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She was do for a poop. She does not poop often enough so she's not as plump as this looks. Going to try upping her fiber.

3/29
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We had now seen the vet but to soon to see results
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April 03
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April 08
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora
Aurora

Even though those look awful her head was looking better
Aurora
Aurora

April 12
Aurora on the hut roof
Tangle of anteaters
Yummy cheese

April 19th
Aurora
Giving me the eye
Watching me
Hey Aurora
Checking her fur growth
Belly shot
Giving me the eye

April 30
Sleepy Aurora
Aurora on the closet shelf
Aurora

And now May 3rd

Aurora sitting pretty

Ori loves mommy
I love my mommy

Yawn
Yawn

Goofy Aurora
Goofy Aurora
If she had teeth she'd have an underbite. Her lower jaw is set back farther than normal. It doesn't show so much in  most her photos.

Time to sleep
Time to sleep
She was up and grooming but then saw me with the camera.

Go away
Go away

Do you have blue cheese?
Do you have blue cheese?


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