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Help! - Bald sore spot and red pees

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20200614_160455.jpgmy guineapig has this sore just above his private parts. Also peeing blood. Can I have some advice on what to do? He is eating/drinking fine as well. Thanks
 

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That looks like his grease gland is sore. Clean it with just some water. If he’s peeing blood then he needs to see a vet, there’s nothing you can do for him at home.
 

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That looks like his grease gland is sore. Clean it with just some water. If he’s peeing blood then he needs to see a vet, there’s nothing you can do for him at home.
I agree. What kind of blood is it? My Ziuta had thick, bright red blood coming from her behind when she had an infection. Luckily it cleared up after a couple doses of antibiotics and pain killers.
 

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I agree. What kind of blood is it? My Ziuta had thick, bright red blood coming from her behind when she had an infection. Luckily it cleared up after a couple doses of antibiotics and pain killers.
I wouldnt say the blood is that strong in colour. Just seems like his normal wee with a light shade of red if that makes sense
 

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Does it look brown? Urine goes a brown/rust colour when it reacts with the air. I think blood in urine is quite different. It dries as red spots in urine puddles, or forms a red ring around a puddle in a different colour.

Nonetheless I would have him checked out anyway.
 

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Have you observed him peeing? If he is straining/squealing it could be a bladder stone. When one of my girls had a bladder stone, she would have blood in her urine that fits your description. Hopefully it's nothing too serious
 

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I wouldnt say the blood is that strong in colour. Just seems like his normal wee with a light shade of red if that makes sense

Hi!

In this case you are likely dealing with either a bacterial urine infection or a bacterial or a sterile (non-bacterial) cystitis (bladder infection). Please have her still seen by a vet.

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Have you observed him peeing? If he is straining/squealing it could be a bladder stone. When one of my girls had a bladder stone, she would have blood in her urine that fits your description. Hopefully it's nothing too serious
No i haven't heard him squealing whilst peeing. I've checked his bedding to see if it was red but wasn't. It only seemed to have started when I got him out earlier which is strange. I'm ringing vets tomorrow first thing.
 

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Hi!

In this case you are likely dealing with either a bacterial urine infection or a bacterial or a sterile (non-bacterial) cystitis (bladder infection). Please have her still seen by a vet.
Thank you! I'm going to ring vets tomorrow. Hopefully get antibiotics
 

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Does it look brown? Urine goes a brown/rust colour when it reacts with the air. I think blood in urine is quite different. It dries as red spots in urine puddles, or forms a red ring around a puddle in a different colour.

Nonetheless I would have him checked out anyway.
I would definitely say its red in colour but not bright/deep colour. Going to ring vets tomorrow. Hopefully its infection and clears in couple days
 

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Hi!

In this case you are likely dealing with either a bacterial urine infection or a bacterial or a sterile (non-bacterial) cystitis (bladder infection). Please have her still seen by a vet.

PS: We try our best to answer any threads, especially in this section, as promptly as we can in our free time. You can help us more if you please posted the problem in the title so you don't end up at the bottom of pile when we work out way down from the most severe to the unspecified issues that come last whenever we come on. Thank you!
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Okay thanks
 
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