Message Number: YG1374 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-17 09:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: blood in urine

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Cookshack2@a... wrote:
> Well, it is time I got on this computer again. I have a question.
> went looking for potty messes and found a new wet spot on my
> lining it was full of blood.
> I followed the 5 little ones around till I found out which one it
> that was bleeding.
> It is Fred, He has a coating of blood around his pea spout.. (6 of
> own children and can't even tell ya the proper word).

Mike is correct, an injury in this area is the most likely cause.
Rarely, you can see tumors as well, so it would be helpful to wash it
off well with some warm water and examine the area for cuts, lumps,

Most of the cuts that bleed significatly are actually on the inside,
which is not haired (sort of like the inside of your nose - smooth
and vascular, and even a small nick bleeds like the dickens.)

If the bleeding continues, a trip to the vet to make sure there is
not a urinary tract infection is certainly warranted.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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