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    Hello! My guinea pig Carmel is almost 3 years old! She has recently started peeing outside her cage EVERY single time she is out! Even if itís only for a few short minutes. Almost every time I pick her up no matter what time of the day she seems to have just peed and has a slightly wet or super wet bum. She has not had accidents outside her cage for a whole! She is eating and drinking like usual and seems pretty healthy otherwise. She has a few crusties on her eyes but not many and they are very small. She doesnít seem in pain but occasionally she will squeak as if weíve hurt her but we have barely touched her. We are getting worried that it could be a problem. We will definitely take her to the vet if needed but our only vet in my area that does piggies charges a lot of money for a simple checkup so trying to avoid that if we can! We will do anything for her though if thatís what needs to be done! Any suggestions as to if something might be wrong or if she simply has to pee a lot? Also itís been pretty hot in my room to the point where I need the fan on so I was wondering if maybe sheís just thirsty and drinking a lot so she has to pee more? I know thatís a lot to read and I appreciate any help! Thank you!

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    I have never had sows, nor have I had a pig with a urinary tract infection.

    That said, it sounds to me like your girl may have one. Constant peeing and a wet bottom are signs that point in this direction.

    Hopefully someone else can chime in and confirm or deny this, but to me I think she needs a vet visit sooner rather than later.

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Sounds a lot like a UTI to me. You'll have to see a vet for an antibiotic.

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Urinary incontinence and/or excessive urination can be a sign of a urinary infection and some other bladder conditions. If she seems to have a wet bum every time you pick her up keep an eye on her for urine scald on her skin in that area. Also watch her for other potential symptoms of bladder conditions such as squeaking while urinating, and blood in the urine.

    Personally I would want her seen by a vet if she were mine.

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    I have never had sows, nor have I had a pig with a urinary tract infection.

    That said, it sounds to me like your girl may have one. Constant peeing and a wet bottom are signs that point in this direction.

    Hopefully someone else can chime in and confirm or deny this, but to me I think she needs a vet visit sooner rather than later.
    Thank you!! Will definitely schedule a vet visit right away!😢

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    Urinary incontinence and/or excessive urination can be a sign of a urinary infection and some other bladder conditions. If she seems to have a wet bum every time you pick her up keep an eye on her for urine scald on her skin in that area. Also watch her for other potential symptoms of bladder conditions such as squeaking while urinating, and blood in the urine.

    Personally I would want her seen by a vet if she were mine.
    thank you so much for the help! We will schedule her an appointment right away! She does something we call her bum wiggle dance when she has to potty and today when she did that I heard some small squeaks so I’m guessing it most likely is a UTI

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Ok thank you! We will schedule her an appointment!😢🐹

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyMomma618 View Post
    Thank you!! Will definitely schedule a vet visit right away!
    Do keep us posted on how she's doing!

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Do keep us posted on how she's doing!
    Yepper! Iíll keep you guys updated! Thank you again! Weíre cleaning her bed now and scheduling her appointment!💜

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quick update for everyone! Carmelís appointment is scheduled for today at 3:00 pm! Iíll let you guys know what the results are after!🤞😬👍

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyMomma618 View Post
    Quick update for everyone! Carmelís appointment is scheduled for today at 3:00 pm! Iíll let you guys know what the results are after!爛
    Carmel is in her way to the vet now! Iíll post how it goes when she gets back!👍

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    Re: My guinea pig keeps peeing outside her cage

    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyMomma618 View Post
    Carmel is in her way to the vet now! Iíll post how it goes when she gets back!
    Our vet isnít positive if it is a UTI (not a fan of this vet tbh probably switching) but he gave us some antibiotics to clear it up if it is one! Sheís doing better already and is taking her antibiotics like a champ!❤️ Thank you again to everyone who commented! I really appreciate it!😘

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