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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2008-07-26 21:43:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Orange pee


Amber urine can indicate LIVER damage. I had kidneys on my mind
from another conversation and typed in the wrong organ in the
second sentence.

--- In, "Sukie Crandall" <sukie@...> wrote:
> What shade of orange and what shade of red?
> Amber urine can indicate kidney damage. Red feces can be frank blood,
> so is it a bloody color?
> My concern if your answers are yes to these is that he perhaps got into
> something toxic which is damaging his liver and causing intestinal
> bleeding.
> Hopefully, that is not the case but if it is then he needs a vet -- even a
> non-ferret vet and needs a call to Animal Poison Control.
> ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:
> Angell Memorial's ASPCA Poison Control:
> pagename=poisoncontrolhotline_pagewrapperlanding
> It is also possible that he ate something with a dye in it that
> you are seeing, or something that results in a chemical change
> that causes the colorations. For example, aloe (which is
> poisonous for some animals) has been known to cause scarlet
> urine for some people. (NOT saying that anyone should
> ingest aloe, just saying that some people have, and I wound up
> having to make a call to human Poison Control once for a
> shy member of our extended family who had done so years
> ago...)
> Urine can be dark from being high concentrated as happens with
> dehydration, or it might be bile from liver or gall bladder
> disease or both.
> I don't personally know what can make feces red except for some
> dyes (having read of one who ate a crayon with red feces long
> ago) or bleeding.
> Rule of thumb: if something would result in you getting emergency
> medical care if your body were doing it then those same things
> should result in emergency vet care.


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