Message Number: YG1570 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-21 22:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Blood in Urine

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Christopher" <christopher@b...>
> Angel, my 6 m/o albino gib just urinated on the floor and it was
> coffee colored. When I wiped it up with paper towel it was obvious
> that it was blood in the urine. No change in appetite, no change in
> activity, had he gone in the liter pan I wouldn't have known
> was even wrong. The urine didn't have a smell and it was normal day
> before yesterday when he urinated on the floor in the same place.
> What's most likely? UTI? He doesn't mind being held or having his
> abdomen tickled and he doesn't feel turgid. Ideas? At this point
> going to observe until the vet opens in the morning.

Chris - a UTI is most likely, but I'm not convinced until I get a
positive occult blood on a urinalysis. Prostatic diseas - not in a 6-
mo-old. This is unusual to see in such a young ferret.

Let's get a UA (see if your vet will give you a dipstick if he won't
go in the office) and a CBC/chem.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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