Raising A Pet Coatimundi: Tips On Feeding And Others

When you’re raising a pet coatimundi at home, you have to do some serious studying and research as to how you can properly nurture these kind of exotic pets. Even though, they’re going to be house pets like your usual cats and dogs, you have to know that they are a lot different from the latter.

In this article, we will be looking at different tips on raising a pet coatimundi at home. Let’s start with feeding. When baby coatis are already old enough, you can get them from their mother already so that you can start feeding them through the use of a bottle. When you start bottle feeding your baby pet coatis, it’s a good thing to start with puppy replacer milk. You can use a cup of this and mix it with 2 cups of water. To make it taste better, you can add a small amount of honey into the mix. At the start of weaning, baby coatis will often consume half to an ounce of milk during each feeding. You should feed them 4 times in a day. When they start getting used to feeding on the milk that you’re giving them, the amount that they consume per feeding will increase to an average of 2 to 3 ounces. Even though you may notice an increase in their appetite, it’s best that you don’t overfeed them. At the age of 6 to 8 weeks, your pet coatis may start developing loose stools. When this time comes, you should add in 1 tablet of Lactaid to each cup of milk that you use when mixing up their formula. Be sure to mix 24 hours in advance.

As your pets start growing bigger, you can shift them to Purina Puppy Chow until they grow into yearlings. During that time, you can then shift them to Purina Chow for Adult Dogs. Keeping these types of exotic pets inside large birdcages that have hammocks and blankets inside is really advisable. The hammocks and blankets will serve as their sleeping materials. When your pets start becoming active, you should see to it that the door of their cage is left open so that you can allow them to go in and out. In this way, they can play freely when they want to. After you feed them, it is best that you let them back in their cage so that they can do their thing and take a nap afterwards. These exotic animals are quite easy to paper train. They usually use a corner of their cage when they’re doing their business. However, like other types of pets, they will also make mistakes at times.

Coatis are known for their curious and active nature. They love moving around all the time except during nap time. When you have a pet coati at home, it’s like you have a 2 year old child who needs to be well guarded. You have to make your house child proof so that you can …

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Ear Mite Remedies

Ear mites are nasty little surface parasites that commonly infect dogs, cats, rabbits, and ferrets. They live in and around the ears of these animals. They are the second most common external parasite that infects our pets (the flea has the top ranking of the most common). Unlike the flea, ear mites spend their entire lifecycle on an animal, and they spread through direct contact with another animal that is infected.

There are numerous symptoms that pets exhibit any time they have a problem with their ears. These include shaking their head, scratching at their ears, and areas of hair loss around the ear, caused by the pet scratching. The characteristic that distinguishes mites from other ear maladies is the thick, black, tar like substance (sometimes it is black, dry and flaky), that is found in the ear canal. Although veterinarians typically diagnose ear mites by performing a microscopic smear of the ear debris, the presence of mites is easy to detect when you know what this discharge looks like.

Do you wonder if ear mites cause discomfort in our pets? Imagine what it is like when you have that itching sensation inside your ear. You know, the one that sends you searching for a q-tip to stick in your ear in an effort to scratch it? Now just imagine that the itch is being caused by tiny little parasites crawling around in your ear, and that you are without the ability to do anything about it! It would most likely drive you crazy… and that is what a pet with mites in their ears must live with.

Getting rid of your pet’s ear mites takes time. While there are a lot of preparations to kill mites, some are prescription and some are over the counter, there is no “magic bullet” that will kill all mites overnight. I have not personally seen ANY medication that I could say that works any better than the others (and that includes the most expensive ear mite remedies sold through veterinarians!). In order to eliminate ear mites, there are three things that you must do.

You must treat ALL of the animals in your house by cleaning and treating the ears daily, sometimes for as long as 21 days. An oil based product for cleaning and treating the ears usually works best, since the oil will smother the mites and softens the black discharge in the ears, allowing for easier removal.

Since ear mites can and will crawl around on the skin outside of the ears, you should treat the skin of all pets also. This may include using a topical product, such as “Revolution”, sold through your veterinarian, or using natural home remedies, such as the ones for treating fleas.

It is highly recommended that you treat the indoor environment of your house at least once. Even though ear mites do not live very long once they are off of the animal, you do not want to risk contamination of your pet by …

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Best Ways To Clean Stuffed Animals

Everybody likes to have cute and cuddly stuffed animals in their home. Kids have a fascination for their stuffed animals, and some of them like to cuddle them all the time. The most important thing about stuffed animals, is that they need to be cleaned regularly. Stuffed animals accumulate dust and dirt very fast, and if not cleaned regularly regularly may result in dust allergy items, which is quite dangerous. So when you buy stuffed animals, either for your home decor, or for your kid to play with, you should have an inkling as to how to keep them clean. Cleanliness is very important for everything, especially when it is kid's stuff.

The companies that manufacture these stuffed animals provide, instructions as to how you would clean them. However there are some basic things that should be taken care of for any stuffed animal. Keeping them clean is very important for the child's good health and there are some best ways to clean them. They get dirty easily because your kid will never leave it for a minute, whether kids plays hide and seek in the backyard, or watch TV having snacks or even when they sleep. The tag along with the toy has all the instructions of how to wash them. It is clearly written there whether you can machine-wash them, dry them or about the temperature of the water or do they need to be bleached or not. Everything is provided with the stuffed animals written on the tag and you just have to follow them.

There are lots of ways in which you can clean your stuffed animals and if the animals can be machine-washed it is the easiest way. Just tie the animal in a pillowcase and gentle wash it in the machine. But if the stuffing is of such material that can not be washed in water then you can sprinkle some baking soda on it and set aside for some time. Then either brush it off or just shake the animal and the stuffed animal is clean. If there is some spot on the toy that has to be cleaned up you should dry the spot and the put the baking soda on it and after few minutes brush the spot gently or a little harder as is the requirement. To dry the animals you can put them near a dehumidifier and in 2-3 days it will get fully discharged up and there will be no harm to the fur or the fine hair. For daily and regular cleaning you can just brush it off and it is done.

When young children play with the toys each and every toy should be well cleaned and hygienic. This also comes under the safety measures that should be taken regarding your child and his playthings. You should follow the instruction guide of the toy because it depends upon the stuffing, which allows you to clean the animal in a particular way. …

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My Pillow Pets, Perfect Gift For Kids Of All Ages

Stuffed animals have been one of the most beloved toys for centuries. These animals are often a child's favorite toy. This toy is not only a big hit with the kids, many adults still collect them and give them as tokens of love on special occasions. This toy is made to resembble animals that are popular, such as bears, dogs, tigers, you name the animal, and there is a stuffed version of it. It is a toy most often slept with more than played with. Combining a child's love of animals and bedtime, My Pillow Pets are designed to be a pet, and a pillow, quickly becoming the latest rage.

These toys are soft, plush, multipurpose, and perfect for a child of any age. They come in a variety of original styles and are available in stores everywhere. My Pillow Pets are quickly becoming the new faux pet. They are great for sleepovers and trips to visit relatives, providing the child's favorite stuffed animal, and a pillow in one shot. Even better, when the toy is folded to stuffed animal form, there is room to put a pair of pj's inside. Who would have thought? A plush pet, a pillow and a pj holder? This is by far one of the most wonderfulventions for children in years. These highly desired stuffed animals are for sure going to be on almost every kid's wish list this year.

My Pillow Pets are not only made of a super soft plush material, they are filled with softness as well. They are compared to being feeling as if you have placed your head on a cloud. No need to be accused adults, you know you want one too! With the vast array of animals available, even ladybugs, there is sure to be one that will make kids of all ages happy this year. Many of these pets are in homes all over the world, and are sure to be a lasting trend. The options for design are endless; Each one is an original piece. Parents are often buying a few for one child in order to switch them around and make bedtime more appealing.

My Pillow Pets have a couple of best sellers, Ms Sassy Cat, and Sir Horse. These two are well loved by little ones for their whimsical features; Although all of them are unique origins and are fantastic, absolutely sure to be loved by anyone who is lucky enough to get one. One thing that makes them so popular is that they help children with bed-time fears. Having a soft plush pet / pillow makes the dark not seem so scary. …

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3 Things to Consider When Feeding Your Horse

In many respects, caring for a horse can be a fulltime job. Not only do have a substantially longer lifespan than many other animals, they also require a great deal more attention. This is particularly apparent when it comes to feeding practices. Whereas most other animals can simply be given their food for the day and left alone, horses need more attention paid to their dietary needs. Taking the time to arm yourself with the proper knowledge can prove tremendously helpful in keeping your horse well-fed. As such, new horse owners would be wise to consider the following factors when feeding their animals.
1. Horses are Natural Grazers
By nature, horses are grazing animals. This means they’re liable to become bored, restless and hungry if they don’t have grass and/or hay to graze on throughout the day. If your horse is left in a pasture and has ready access to high-quality grasses, it isn’t going to need much hay. Conversely, if your horse spends most of its time in a grassless area, it will need access to a steady amount of hay. Furthermore, if your pastures dry up and die during the winter months, you’ll need to provide your horse with enough hay to account for the lack of grass. Since good feeding practices are every bit as important as comprehensive horse insurance, don’t skimp on the grazing materials.
2. Administer Grain in Several Servings
When administering your horse’s daily grain, avoid dishing it all out at once. In addition to being bad for the animal’s digestion, eating its main meal in one sitting promotes hunger and boredom in horses. For best results, split your horse’s daily grain into two or three servings.
3. Adhere to a Set Schedule
Horses are creatures of habit. With this in mind, it’s in your best interest to set a feeding schedule and stick to it. Not only will this prevent your horse from feeling wayward and anxious, it will promote healthy digestion – which is vital to keeping horses in peak physical condition.
Taking care of a horse is a far cry from owning dog, cat or any other traditional pet – and never is this more apparent than feeding time. Fortunately, providing your horse with the proper sustenance doesn’t have to be an arduous chore. Familiarizing yourself with the best feeding practices for horses is sure to serve you well in your efforts to provide your animal with a healthy diet.…

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Dog Halloween Costumes – Are You Serious?

When I first heard about dog Halloween costumes I burst out laughing. Who would go to the bother of dressing up their family dog ​​for Halloween? Ridiculous – pathetic, even – was my reaction. But then I wake hearing about Halloween costumes for dogs, and even pet Halloween costumes for other animals. I even heard about a pet goat being dressed up in a Halloween costume.

There was to be a reason for this strange infatuation with Halloween fancy dress costumes for pets.

Sure enough, I finally figured out what was going on. Kids had very quickly worked out that animals are popular ice breakers when you first meet up with strangers. Moreover, cute animals are irresistible. Dress the family pet up in Halloween costume and take it trick or treating and you have an instant conversation starter and attention getter. Possibly just about as effective as persuading Paris Hilton to tag along, only infinite easier. And what happens when you take your dog in costume from door to door and get all these strains going "ooh ahh" over your cute family pet? Of course, you guessed it, the chances of filling your Halloween treat bag just went up several notches.

From the point of view of Mom and Dad I can also see this is not such a bad idea either. Even a small dog is sensitive to danger, and quite likely to bark if there is any sign of trouble brewing on the dark streets as your children go about their trip or treating at Halloween. I would have to say having the family dog ​​along with the kids can only improve their safety. Children are also likely to be more responsible crossing the street and going other tricky places if they are responsible also for the safety of their pet. You would have to agree a small investment in a costume for the family dog ​​starts to make sense when you see it this way.

The choices you have when selecting your dog Halloween costumes are huge. Your family pet dog can be dressed up in a popular Dracula outfit too (you might find the dog version is renamed Dogula), and almost any costume theme you can think of: Superman, Zorro, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Snow White, Raggedy Ann , And many other possibilities. …

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Stuffed Animals from China

Have you been to the local toy store or Wal-Mart recently? Can you believe the number of stuffed animals coming in from China? It is unbelievable rows and rows of stuffed animals that are all Chinese imported goods. Do you realize that many of these toys do not meet the standards for the United States of America safety codes for children's toys?

Many of the toys you see are copies of toys, which were originally made in United States of America. Unfortunately many of these knockoff toys are not of the same quality as the United States built toys and this is causing a huge problem with safety. Parts often fall off and cause problems.

The stuffed animals from China are only one other types of toy, which is a problem. And just think it is not even Christmas time yet. During the Fourth of July we saw many Chinese made American flags. Is not that ironic, as our money flows leave the country, never to return and help investors make money on the Chinese bank, which recently had an IPO, we see that Americans are actually flying Chinese flags with American colors.

So this leaves one to ask exactly who owns the United States of America anyway? And the answer to that question is not too pretty considering that much of the debt on the money that the United States of America's government borrows is owned by foreign nations. Stuffed animals from China; Well that is only a sign. Consider this in 2006. …

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Natural and Effective Ringworm Treatments

Getting a ringworm sounds a lot worse than it actually is, and can be cured fairly easily. Ringworm- which, by the way, isn’t actually a worm, it’s a fungus- is generally spread by contacts with pets or animals that have been infected. It is most common among children because they run around passing it to one another like a game of tag, but adults can get it too. It’s highly contagious so the first thing to do would be to limit the ringworm exposure. If you have pets, they should be quarantined to prevent further infection.

Ringworm treatments

Ringworm treatments range from the topical to the oral and can be expensive, not to mention the many possible side effects. However, this article won’t point you to creams and antibiotics. Nappyhead prefers a natural, alternative approach to ringworm treatments. So here are a few helpful hints to get rid of ringworm.

Ringworm of the scalp is sometimes more difficult to cure than other areas, but shea butter soap has been found to be helpful in most cases. Also an herbal tea made from goldenseal root can be used topically to clear up the infection. Moisten the affected area with a solution consisting of one teaspoon of goldenseal, steeped in a pint of boiling water. Allow it to cool to room temperature then apply. Goldenseal root is a popular fungus-fighting herb used for detoxification.

Tea Tree Oil is most frequently recommended for the treatment of fungus infections like athletes foot, candida treatment, and ringworm treatments. Tea tree oil can be used undiluted on the skin, but in sensitive cases, some may wish to dilute it with a carrier oil such as Jojoba oil (12 drops of tea tree oil to 1 ounce of carrier oil).

Oil of Oregano contains compounds that inhibit the growth of fungi, worms, and other organisms. It is an excellent anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent making it another option for ringworm treatments.

Don’t feed the ringworm!

Fungi thrive in an acidic environment so naturally you should combat this by making your body as alkaline as possible. This would mean eliminating or minimizing sugar, milk and dairy products in the diet to supplement the ringworm treatment. By cutting back on acidic products in the diet you are starving the fungus. If it can’t feed, it can’t live. In addition to an alkaline diet, consider probiotic enzymes with acidophilus to build up the good bacteria that will help fight the fungus.

To recap, an effective all-natural ringworm treatment would include:

*Avoiding antibiotics. They kill the friendly bacteria that the body needs to keep everything in check.

*Modifying the diet to eliminate acidic, fungus-loving foods (milk,dairy, sugar)

*Cleanse the affected area with anti-fungal oils and herbs

*Using digestive enzyme supplements and probiotic enzymes with acidophilus to promote healthy intestinal flora

There is always a natural treatment for disease if you are willing to do a little research and exploration. Why should finding an alternative ringworm treatment be any different? Be well…and ringworm-free.…

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My Pillow Pets – A Review

There are very few things that compare to the companionship of a soft and cuddly stuffed animal. My Pillow Pets are cuddly stuffed folding animals that serve as a pillow as well as a cuddly toy. It gives the security of a stuffed pet animal and also the serves as a soft pillow. All babies and kids love this snuggle pal animal pillow. It is not only a sleep time partner but also a partner for long road journeys, airplane rides and is not a run of the mill stuffed animal.

My Pillow Pets are unique stuffed animals with a strap across their stomachs. When the strap is undone, they become a pillow and when the strap is put back on they become a cuddly stuffed toy. They can also be called a stuffed version of transformers. This toy is not only a favorite of the children but also of adults and elders alike.

The other reason why this product is so well liked by all is its plush exterior. It is made from chenille of high quality. This material makes it easy to play with and also makes a lovely fur. It has a snugly quality that makes it very endearing to children. The chenille is also tightly stitched and chances of teasing and the stuffing coming out are minimal. They also are not made of small removable parts that could prove to be dangerous for very small kids.

There are different types of animals to choose for a pillow pet like farm animals, jungle animals, or sea creatures. The come in a wide variety of vibrant and matching colors that are nice to look at. There are twenty different varieties of creatures to choose from including dolphin, puppies, cats, unicorn, dinosaur and even a ladybug. The most popular of the My Pillow Pets is the pink bunny. The pink color is very pretty and the long ears make it very endearing to most children. My Pillow Pets also have other matching accessories like a blanket, slippers, neck pillows, and books that can be bought separately. …

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Ferret, Bunny and Other Pet Accessories

Pet owners love to adorn their animals with accessories and jewelry. Accessories make the pet attractive and enhance the beauty of the pet as it does with human beings.Ferret, bunny and other tiny animals can use vests, necklaces, pendants, collars, charms for collars and tiny bracelets around their paws. Accessories and jewelry that are designed for tiny pets are made from materials that do not harm the pet.

One accessory that is common to ferret, bunny and even kitten is vests. These vests are designed to protect the ferrets back and hence it is made from protective materials. This helps to prevent any injuries that may be caused while playing or sleeping with a bad posture.

T-shirts are a trendy and common option. These can be used for your pets when you are taking them for a walk in the park or even when you are going out. T-shirts make the animals very attractive. You can find T-shirt options to suit any occasion ranging from the Holidays to summer vacations. Animal fashion designers are also designing bandanas to match the outfits so that they animals can match their accessories.

Caps and hats are a common accessory for most house pets. Bunny ears headbands are common accessories for most house pets. When you purchase any head gear for your pets ensure that the materials are washable. This will ensure that you are able to wash the garment after every use and prevent itching and skin infections in the animal.

You would be surprised to know that you get holiday costumes for rabbits and ferrets. One of the popular outfits is the elf suit. A lot of families dress their pets as elves around the holidays. This livens up the mood in the house and makes a great topic of conversation.

Raincoats, winter coats and sweaters are practical outfits or your house pets. This helps them to stay warm and dry during the cold and wet seasons of the year.

If your pet does not like wearing clothes then you can use accessories on the animal. You will find a wide variety of accessories at your local pet store. Do not get carried away with the options that you have. Buy accessories that suit your pet and those that will not harm your pet in any way. …

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