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    Orange or Bloody

    Just this morning I notice that Edward had some yellowy/orange/pinkish (think sherbert) colored pee, and now leaving what I think is a little bloody spot. This is the first time I've seen this, or could be because we temporarily have in a white fleece in their c&c.

    What are treatments for a UTI? What antibiotics are safe for guinea pigs? I can pick something up today for him if that is the case but I am unsure if the vet for my dogs is guinea pig savvy.

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    Quote Originally Posted by WheekedGoodPigs View Post
    Just this morning I notice that Edward had some yellowy/orange/pinkish (think sherbert) colored pee, and now leaving what I think is a little bloody spot. This is the first time I've seen this, or could be because we temporarily have in a white fleece in their c&c.

    What are treatments for a UTI? What antibiotics are safe for guinea pigs? I can pick something up today for him if that is the case but I am unsure if the vet for my dogs is guinea pig savvy.
    Can you post a photo of the spots? Sometimes guinea pigs' urine will turn an orange color due to the foods they eat. If it was me and I thought it might be blood, I'd schedule a vet appointment with an exotic vet to rule out a UTI or stones. You don't give antibiotics unless there's been a diagnosis that supports the treatment. If he does have a urinary tract infection or stones, it's probably painful so you might hear him squeaking when he pees or hunching over when he goes to the bathroom. UTIs are treated with antibiotics. Males are rarely able to pass stones unless they are really tiny. They usually require surgery to remove them.

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    They had an unbeknownst to me, about two handfuls of kale yesterday and a teensy bit of radicchio.

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    Quote Originally Posted by WheekedGoodPigs View Post
    They had an unbeknownst to me, about two handfuls of kale yesterday and a teensy bit of radicchio.
    I don't think either of those would cause orange urine. If you feed him kale a lot, it could cause bladder stones since it's really high in calcium. Radicchio is fine to feed regularly. Upload a photo if you can. I'd leave him on the white fleece and keep monitoring the color of the urine. I've had a couple of stone pigs and the urine looked more pinkish or reddish and dried brown. Occasionally, you might see darker clots. If a UTI is just starting, it might be a lighter hue.

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    Is there a list of guinea pig safe meds? He's gonna go tomorrow for an xray and urinalysis but I want to make sure if they prescribe something that it is safe for him.

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    Quote Originally Posted by WheekedGoodPigs View Post
    Is there a list of guinea pig safe meds? He's gonna go tomorrow for an xray and urinalysis but I want to make sure if they prescribe something that it is safe for him.
    http://www.guinealynx.info/medications.html

    http://www.guinealynx.info/dangerous_medications.html

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    Re: Orange or Bloody

    Thank you so much @pinky!

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