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For a couple of days now I have been seeing dis coloured saw dust and assumed that it was I was told last time (something to do with oxygen). But just now I was proven wrong as one of them had taken a pee on a bit of lettuce and there was blood. I don't know which one of them it is but I'm really worried, obviously I will take them to the vet as soon as possible but does anyone know what could be wrong and how serious it is and what I can do to make it better or more comfortable ? Thanks sorry for the rush i'm just really worried.
 

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:DYou are doing the right thing in taking them to the vet. If you can, separate them for a few hours until the one that passed the blood pees again. Then you will be certain which one it was. Blood in the wee can mean bladder stones, or a stone lodged in the urethra. If you have caught it early, the prognosis is good and with the right medication from a cavy-savvy vet, your piggie should make a full recovery. Wishing you lots of luck with your little girl. :tu:
 

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For a couple of days now I have been seeing dis coloured saw dust and assumed that it was I was told last time (something to do with oxygen). But just now I was proven wrong as one of them had taken a pee on a bit of lettuce and there was blood. I don't know which one of them it is but I'm really worried, obviously I will take them to the vet as soon as possible but does anyone know what could be wrong and how serious it is and what I can do to make it better or more comfortable ? Thanks sorry for the rush i'm just really worried.
Please have your piggies seen by a vet. It is most likely a urine infection in the wake of all this up and down weather that we've been having lately. Your vet will test the urine for traces of blood, so you may want to take all piggies you suspect could be the the culprit if you cannot find out who it is in case they refuse to make bloody pees when you separate them and have them on a light towel or fleece.
Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder walls) or bladder stones/sludge are other possible causes that present with very similar symptoms.With sows, it can also be a womb problem.

If it is UTI (urinary tract infection), please ask your vet for metacam (painkiller and anti-inflammatory). Septrin the most effective antibiotic with urinary issues; it has also the advantage that it is a lot better tasting and therefore easier to give, but it generally requires a somewhat longer course (at thelast 2-3 weeks).

If your diagnosis is UTI, you can help to get past the acute symptoms more quickly by feeding more mildly diuretic veg like fresh dandelion, cucumber, lettuce and chopped celery, but not so much as to cause diarrhea, please! This helps additionally to flush out the bladder. The metacam will also help with the discomfort. if there is any doubt, please ask for an x-ray to exclude bladder stones/sludge or a womb issue.
 

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:DYou are doing the right thing in taking them to the vet. If you can, separate them for a few hours until the one that passed the blood pees again. Then you will be certain which one it was. Blood in the wee can mean bladder stones, or a stone lodged in the urethra. If you have caught it early, the prognosis is good and with the right medication from a cavy-savvy vet, your piggie should make a full recovery. Wishing you lots of luck with your little girl. :tu:
Thank you I will do x

Please have your piggies seen by a vet. It is most likely a urine infection in the wake of all this up and down weather that we've been having lately. Your vet will test the urine for traces of blood, so you may want to take all piggies you suspect could be the the culprit if you cannot find our who it is if they refuse to make bloody pees when you separate them and have them on a light towel or fleece.
Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder walls) or bladder stones/sludge or other possible causes that present with very similar symptoms.With sows, it can also be a womb problem.

If it is UTI (urinary tract infection), please ask your vet for metacam (painkiller and anti-inflammatory). Septrin the most effective antibiotic with urinary issues; it has also the advanatage that it is a lot better tasting and therefore easier to give.

If your diagnosis is UTI, you can help to get past the acute symptoms more quickly by feeding more mildly diuretic veg like fresh dandelion, cucumber, lettuce and chopped celery, but not so much as to cause diarrhea, please! This helps additionally to flush out the bladder. The metacam will also help with the discomfort. if there is any doubt, please ask for an x-ray to exclude bladder stones or sludge.
Marzipan has just passed blood in her pee its a pinkey red colour and I got it in an old syringe, ive checked bakewell and hers is fine, I'm just waiting for pancake to be extra sure. How long is the wee viable for ? I'm waiting for my parents to get back so I can take them to the vet but i'm really quite worried.
Thanks again for your help Astrid x
 

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:DI should get it down to the vet as soon as you can. Sometimes pee can change colour if left for a few hours. My girl Beano had a slight case of Cystitis recently. I got a wee sample which was yellowish at first, but a few hours later had turned orange. :vom:
 

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Thank you I will do x



Marzipan has just passed blood in her pee its a pinkey red colour and I got it in an old syringe, ive checked bakewell and hers is fine, I'm just waiting for pancake to be extra sure. How long is the wee viable for ? I'm waiting for my parents to get back so I can take them to the vet but i'm really quite worried.
Thanks again for your help Astrid x
Pee is viable for half an hour, after that the results are no longer reliable, as the glucose level changes and pee oxidises. A vet can usually pretty easily express the bladder and test the urine for blood and increased protein (sign of an infection), especially as the volume of urine is increased with a urinary tract infection. ;)

Don't panic! Urinary tract issues are in the "see your vet promptly within a day or two, but not as an emergency" category. :tu:
 

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:DI should get it down to the vet as soon as you can. Sometimes pee can change colour if left for a few hours. My girl Beano had a slight case of Cystitis recently. I got a wee sample which was yellowish at first, but a few hours later had turned orange. :vom:
OK thank you, luckily its just marzipan and pancakes clear. Marzipans always in the wars with something shes sitting on my sisters lap at the moment in the quite it looks like i might make the 30 min dead line but I'm not sure thanks again Astrid x
 

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OK thank you, luckily its just marzipan and pancakes clear. Marzipans always in the wars with something shes sitting on my sisters lap at the moment in the quite it looks like i might make the 30 min dead line but I'm not sure thanks again Astrid x
Your vet is likely to take his own sample and test it anyway. You can always take all three, the other two as "paw holders"; it is less stressful for them if they stay together.
 

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Your vet is likely to take his own sample and test it anyway. You can always take all three, the other two as "paw holders"; it is less stressful for them if they stay together.
Ok thank you I will try and convince my mum to take them tonight, she is going to the toilet a lot so I think it might be UTI I know it's important to get them to the vet as soon as possible but will it be detrimental to her if we have to wait until tomorrow night ? My vet is not a specialist in guinea pigs but shes very good at what she dose.
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Just come back from the vet they can't feel any stones but to make sure shes not in pain when pasting wee. He has diagnosed marzipan with UTI and has given her Septrim and Loxicom as they didn't have Metcam and said it's the same. I was to see the red blood cells in the urine under a microscope which was really interesting thank you for helping me out wiebke and 7squeakers. Also the support from chief guinea pig. I hope marzipan makes a speedy recovery and she loves Septrim as our one seems to be banana flavoured but shes not so sure on Loxicom (has anyone had any experience ?) Thanks again Astrid x
 
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