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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Cannot find source of blood Updated:Jelly and Jersey also
Last Post by jerseygirl at 10/17/2012 3:23 PM (24 Replies)
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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10/16/2012 4:15 AM
Awww Poor things!! Sounds like Jersey had quite the dental done! I bet she'll be feeling really well once she's recovered! Hopefully Jelly doesn't give you too much trouble with the baytril! {{{Vibes}}}
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User is Offline bullrider76543
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10/16/2012 5:04 AM
Best of luck and ((((((((Healing Vibes))))))))
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User is Offline lzrddr
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10/16/2012 10:17 PM
You sure it's blood? Rabbits can have 'red' urine sometimes (actually it tends to be a reddish orange) and it can look alarming... but it will not test positive on a urine dip stick. You can even put a black light down and if it glows, its porphyrin dye, not blood. Truly bloody urine is actually quite rare in rabbits and often indicates a large bladder stone, a tumor or an overwhelming infection. In 26 years, I have yet to see real blood in a rabbit's urine. Porphyrin dye is 'normal' but often indicates some sort of stress (even emotional stress, but more often physical stress, like overheating, trauma, a poor diet etc.).

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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10/17/2012 12:03 PM
I'm glad Jersey is feeling better! ((Healing vibes)) for poor Jelly. I hope everyone gets better!

User is Offline jerseygirl
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10/17/2012 3:23 PM
Thanks all.

Lzrddr, thanks for your input. When I saw the red, it was near by a very clear urine puddle but not mixed in it. Like it had come out before or after he had peed. i had read blood is not usually visible in the urine so this was very odd.

I put some drops of hydrogen peroxide solution on it and it bubbled up. I read here that is a test you can use to identify blood. I do not know if it would react with other substances in the urine though. I have seen the very orange or red urine before and done this test and it has not reacted those times.

My rabbit has been displaying other symptoms of urinary infection so I will give the antibiotics this week to try clear that up. If I see what I think is blood after this, I expect I'd have to have a urine sample tested. Possibly a blood test also.

Porphyrin dye is 'normal' but often indicates some sort of stress (even emotional stress, but more often physical stress, like overheating, trauma, a poor diet etc.).

That is interesting! I have not read this before. I had thought it due to different greens they had eaten.
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