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Has anyone had a piggy with orange urine. Daisy (aged 4) is currently being treated for an ear infection and e cuniculi (she has shown real improvement since starting treatment). We are waiting for test results. However at the same time as having symptoms for ear infection and e cuniculi her urine has also been orange (not red, nor pink) in colour. She has had no foods which could discolour her urine. In my 20 years of guinea pigs I've never seen anything like it. Neither has our piggy-savvy vet. Any help would be much appreciated
 

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Urine does oxidise once it hits the air so could it be that?
 

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Has anyone had a piggy with orange urine. Daisy (aged 4) is currently being treated for an ear infection and e cuniculi (she has shown real improvement since starting treatment). We are waiting for test results. However at the same time as having symptoms for ear infection and e cuniculi her urine has also been orange (not red, nor pink) in colour. She has had no foods which could discolour her urine. In my 20 years of guinea pigs I've never seen anything like it. Neither has our piggy-savvy vet. Any help would be much appreciated
Hi! Do you have a picture?

Urine oxidises when it contact with air and goes from yellow through oranges to rusty shades, as it dries and the longer it is exposed.

However if you talk about a really intense shade of orange, then this can come from a bacterial overgrowth in the bladder when the iimmune system is suppressed. It is rare and usually seen in the wake of a bad cystitis or bladder stone damage and after the use of stong antibiotics.

But without any verifiable information and just your words to go by please accept that we can only guess wildly and may be well off the mark. We can only ever be as good as the quality of the information we have to go by.
 

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Hi! Do you have a picture?

Urine oxidises when it contact with air and goes from yellow through oranges to rusty shades, as it dries and the longer it is exposed.

However if you talk about a really intense shade of orange, then this can come from a bacterial overgrowth in the bladder when the iimmune system is suppressed. It is rare and usually seen in the wake of a bad cystitis or bladder stone damage and after the use of stong antibiotics.

But without any verifiable information and just your words to go by please accept that we can only guess wildly and may be well off the mark. We can only ever be as good as the quality of the information we have to go by.
I'll try and send a pic. However the urine is orange when wet and hasn't had time to dry. Also it was present before antibiotics. So timeline - noticed Daisy was showing signs of ear infection alongside orange urine. Also at same time she had a funny gait and couldn't hold her head up properly. she has been prescribed baytril, metacam and panacur. ATM she seems a lot better. Other than the orange wee x
 

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I'll try and send a pic. However the urine is orange when wet and hasn't had time to dry. Also it was present before antibiotics. So timeline - noticed Daisy was showing signs of ear infection alongside orange urine. Also at same time she had a funny gait and couldn't hold her head up properly. she has been prescribed baytril, metacam and panacur. ATM she seems a lot better. Other than the orange wee x
If it is an ongoing problem, I would contact your vet whether it is worth checking the urine for blood, high protein (sign of infection), crystals (could point to bladder stones or sludge) and if necessary bacteria. There are always some. The kind of bacteria that causes the really intense discolouration is normally kept in check by a fully working immune system.

I can't see a direct link between the two issues other via the immune system. They are most definitely not directly connected.
 

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Thank you for all your comments. Daisy is improving all the time. She is eating, drinking, wheeking for food. Her coat looks so much better. But her wee is still orange
I'll try and send a pic. However the urine is orange when wet and hasn't had time to dry. Also it was present before antibiotics. So timeline - noticed Daisy was showing signs of ear infection alongside orange urine. Also at same time she had a funny gait and couldn't hold her head up properly. she has been prescribed baytril, metacam and panacur. ATM she seems a lot better. Other than the orange wee x
 

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I'm still getting to grips with this page. Hopefully you will have just seen the pic of the orange wee. This was taken shortly after Daisy had had a wee. When it dries it dries orange - like an orange. Today other than the wee Daisy is as bright as a button. Eating and drinking. Excited for veggies. Has gained weight. Much brighter than in the past week. She is in our bedroom ( so I can keep an eye on her). I hear her during the night. Eating and drinking. I've heard nothing that would indicate she is in pain when she pees
 

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I'm still getting to grips with this page. Hopefully you will have just seen the pic of the orange wee. This was taken shortly after Daisy had had a wee. When it dries it dries orange - like an orange. Today other than the wee Daisy is as bright as a button. Eating and drinking. Excited for veggies. Has gained weight. Much brighter than in the past week. She is in our bedroom ( so I can keep an eye on her). I hear her during the night. Eating and drinking. I've heard nothing that would indicate she is in pain when she pees
It rather looks like the intense orange that can come with a bacteria overgrowth in the bladder unless it is coloured by something you feed in your diet - but that is not usually quite as intensely coloured, either.
 

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thank you. therefore I'm hoping the baytril will soon kick in. We didn't think it was diet. Not (recently) beetroot, carrot etc xx
Sometimes even lettuce can cause discolouration; it is not necessarily the obvious foods. But I also hope that the baytril will kick in and help your girl to get better!
 
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