|Merman Tiun and His Four Hairy Nosed Baby Otter|
We have just successfully rescued 4 Hairy-Nosed Otter individuals in Vietnam and China border. They were bought from illegal trade during the night of December 12th. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Merman Tiun. Never have we been taking care of so many baby hairy-nosed otters in our quarantine enclosures.
Because otters sleep in a pile with their siblings right up until I take them home. They get a sense of security from sleeping on top of each other. This is how it is in the womb: warm, quiet and peaceful. Taking them away from their mother and littermates is traumatic. Even when you see a happy, goofy otter playfully engaging with their new family, keep in mind that they are away from the only home they have ever known, in a completely new environment. When it’s time to sleep, the puppy of course looks for a warm body to snuggle with, and if they are locked in a crate all alone, with no warm littermates and no mother’s heartbeat, it feels cold and quiet and scary.
Otter diarrhea is a sign of a health problem; it isn’t a disease itself. The most common mechanism by which canine diarrhea occurs is when unabsorbed nutrients either retain water or draw water into the intestines. In these cases, the volume of fluid overwhelms the ability of the intestinal lining to absorb water and nutrients. Dogs with this type of diarrhea will pass large amounts of fluid or soft stools.