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    Blood in urine? UTI?

    My poor pig :( we took her to the vet the other day because she?s been mysteriously losing hair (though I see her itch and pull it out) so before we do anything major (such as surgery for a ovarian cyst) both the vet and my family decided to try some anti fungus/parasite meds and see if that treats anything. I got them yesterday and have yet to actually try them on her, (which I?m planning to do tomorrow) but then tonight I was looking at her and I noticed she had blood in her pee and a little in her poo. I thought that it may be from the strawberry I gave her earlier but then I saw some dark red on her behind. It looks like a decent amount but I have never had a guinea pig bleed before so I wouldn?t know.

    she doesn?t squeak in pain when she pees, though she does go to the bathroom quite a bit. Is it a uti? I?m really hoping not.. this pig is costing us a lot! Any way to treat a uti (if it is) at home? How serious are they?

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    Re: Blood in urine? UTI?

    That definitely needs vet attention. It could be a UTI or worse, stones. The fact that you saw what looked like blood on her behind as well is particularly alarming.

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    Re: Blood in urine? UTI?

    Why are you waiting to treat her for the hair loss and itching? She's probably miserable, and the sooner you start the treatment, the quicker she'll get relief.

    I agree, she needs to see a vet about the bleeding. If it's dark red, it may be from her reproductive tract rather than her bladder. Either way, it's nothing you can treat yourself.

    Are you seeing an exotic vet? A small animal vet is generally a waste of time and money, as they get almost no education/training in the care of exotics. You'll save money in the long run by finding a good exotic vet.

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    Re: Blood in urine? UTI?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Why are you waiting to treat her for the hair loss and itching? She's probably miserable, and the sooner you start the treatment, the quicker she'll get relief.

    I agree, she needs to see a vet about the bleeding. If it's dark red, it may be from her reproductive tract rather than her bladder. Either way, it's nothing you can treat yourself.

    Are you seeing an exotic vet? A small animal vet is generally a waste of time and money, as they get almost no education/training in the care of exotics. You'll save money in the long run by finding a good exotic vet.
    I will talk to my mother about it.. not exactly sure how soon I can get her in. The bleeding has seemed to stop. Behavior wise she?s acting perfectly normal. As far as treatment for her hairloss I?ve had quite the busy day yesterday and am doing it today. It?s bathing and that takes some time,

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