• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

Please Help Guinea Pig Red/Bloody Pee

brandon110

New Born Pup
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
25
Hello, I saw this red smudge/pee on the floor from one of our guinea pigs, I don't know which one did it. Can anyone tell us what the possible causes of this are? I'm fearing it is bladder stones or UTI. We've fed them alfafa pellets and cabbages and carrot tops this week.
 

Attachments

  • 41858684_270304287144368_5093074027501584384_n.jpg
    41858684_270304287144368_5093074027501584384_n.jpg
    65.1 KB · Views: 8
  • 42090039_2090369344610989_4542720616158986240_n.jpg
    42090039_2090369344610989_4542720616158986240_n.jpg
    41.3 KB · Views: 8

Veggies Galore

Forum Donator 2021/22
Joined
Dec 23, 2013
Messages
12,655
Reaction score
15,074
Points
2,125
Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
the first thing I would do is get your guinea pigs into separate carriers/bowls and wait for them to wee - you will then know which one is having problems ,

How To Collect A Urine Sample


Blood in urine can be for several reason so I advise your guinea is checked by a vet - so your Guinea Pig gets the right treatment
 

Gia

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 20, 2017
Messages
565
Reaction score
477
Points
475
Location
Elk Grove, California
Hello, I saw this red smudge/pee on the floor from one of our guinea pigs, I don't know which one did it. Can anyone tell us what the possible causes of this are? I'm fearing it is bladder stones or UTI. We've fed them alfafa pellets and cabbages and carrot tops this week.
How old are your piggies?
 

brandon110

New Born Pup
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
25
the first thing I would do is get your guinea pigs into separate carriers/bowls and wait for them to wee - you will then know which one is having problems ,

How To Collect A Urine Sample


Blood in urine can be for several reason so I advise your guinea is checked by a vet - so your Guinea Pig gets the right treatment
I think I know which one since I saw the puddle below it when it released, it didn't squeak and there were no signs of pain, she still has shiny eyes and still becomes super excited for food.
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
78,698
Reaction score
57,060
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
I think I know which one since I saw the puddle below it when it released, it didn't squeak and there were no signs of pain, she still has shiny eyes and still becomes super excited for food.

Please have your piggy vet checked. This kind of intensely red coloured urine (porphyrines, not blood) is typical for the onset of a urine infection or cystitis. Symptoms are usually not consistent at the very onset, but the sooner you can start treatment, the less uncomfortable it is going to be for your piggy. At this early stage not all pees contain blood (which can present in surprising quantities in still clear pees) and not all pees will contain porphyrines.

Please follow our diet recommendations; including filtering water, the amount and quality of pellets you feed and the calcium content of the diet (which needs to be carefully balanced) to minimise the risk of long term problems.
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets

If your guinea pigs are still living outdoors, please consider bringing them indoors or under cover for the winter. Guinea pigs don't deal well with major short term temperature swings, and we have had nights with temperatures coming close to frosts as well as warm days in very quick succession lately.
Cold Weather Care For Guinea Pigs
Hot weather management and heat strokes
 

brandon110

New Born Pup
Joined
Sep 19, 2018
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
25
Please have your piggy vet checked. This kind of intensely red coloured urine (porphyrines, not blood) is typical for the onset of a urine infection or cystitis. Symptoms are usually not consistent at the very onset, but the sooner you can start treatment, the less uncomfortable it is going to be for your piggy. At this early stage not all pees contain blood (which can present in surprising quantities in still clear pees) and not all pees will contain porphyrines.

Please follow our diet recommendations; including filtering water, the amount and quality of pellets you feed and the calcium content of the diet (which needs to be carefully balanced) to minimise the risk of long term problems.
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets

If your guinea pigs are still living outdoors, please consider bringing them indoors or under cover for the winter. Guinea pigs don't deal well with major short term temperature swings, and we have had nights with temperatures coming close to frosts as well as warm days in very quick succession lately.
Cold Weather Care For Guinea Pigs
Hot weather management and heat strokes

Thank you, at least it's not blood. Our piggies live indoors and they mostly only have hay and a few veggie leaves per day but their water is just tap water. We will keep observing for any changes, so far they are still as lively as ever.
 

Flutterby

Anniversary Herd
Joined
Jul 5, 2014
Messages
36,082
Reaction score
37,926
Points
2,945
Location
Wigan, UK
:agr: Hope you manage to work out which one it is. Sending healing vibes.
 
Top