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I have to wait til my husband gets home to take Tunder to the vet. He is acting fine and he didn't have this problem this morning but when I let him out just now his urine is DARK reddish brown. I think its blood. I can see it on the fringe of his belly too. Any suggestions or thoughts??????
 

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There is nothing like blood coming out of our babies somewhere to stop our heart... I've been there. The first thing they will probably check for is a bladder infection. It could be a bladder stone that he has passed and which irritated him coming out. Your vet will get a urine sample and go from there. Try not to panic.... I know.... it is just awful on us when they have anything wrong . . .
 

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Call the vet now if you cant go now. I hope everythings ok.
Oodles of XOXO's from ButterCloud & Noriko.
 

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is it more red brown than orange brown? are his skin, ears, the whites of his eyes yellow?
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Apr 15 2005, 08:40 PM
is it more red brown than orange brown? are his skin, ears, the whites of his eyes yellow?
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Just curious... for potential future use (hope I'll never need to use it... ) but.... what is the difference between red brown and orange brown...... and what does it mean if there is yellow on skin, ears and eyes?
 

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if its orange/brown it can be billirubin in the urine..which happens with liver probs and the bile backs up and flows into the urinary tract and blood stream causing yellowing of the skin, gums, eyes (jaundice) but i would think the animal would be acting sick...but just wanted to make sure.
 

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Originally posted by LadyMontava@Apr 15 2005, 08:44 PM
if its orange/brown it can be billirubin in the urine..which happens with liver probs and the bile backs up and flows into the urinary tract and blood stream causing yellowing of the skin, gums, eyes (jaundice)  but i would think the animal would be acting sick...but just wanted to make sure.
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wow... very interesting... thanks so much!
 

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Home from the vet.... no urine in his bladder for them to test. He looks ok though so they gave him antibotics and he goes for a recheck next week. That scared the mess out of me....They are assuming he has a UTI.
 

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glad u got him checked out. hope he has a speedy recovery!
 
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