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Old 09-22-2017, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I'm fairly new to this as a member, but something has been going with my female. She is about a year old, extremely friendly and very social. Her name is Peaches.

I caught my roommates cat in her aquarium making a mess so I instantly tossed her out and put a wooden board on her enclosure. She has an igloo and a big tube to hide in. However, I looked and there is blood and dried blood inside the area that she uses the bathroom. It looks like heavy blood, I'm assuming its urine.

But she is acting fine, running in her wheel, letting me hold her, she chews up my hair like normal, eating, drinking.. Normal poo. Last week, I held her my boyfriends hedgehog, who is male, and he was all over my shirt rolling around for a while, and I got home and held her again. This appears as if it just started today.

Can a UTI cause blood this fast? Or could it be reproductive? Stress from the cat? Unfortunately the vet isnt open, and I just found it while she was running in her wheel. I can't see any visible cuts or blood. I'm just concerned since I love her to death.

Thank you all,
Alyx
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Update - I had some freeze dried mealworms, and she just went ham and overturned the can before I could even dump them in her bowl. She also let me handle her along with my neighbor, and she was still her usual friendly self. Even started chewing up a power cord (just for a moment!)

So she's acting normal still.
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Update 9/22

Vet said it looks like a UTI, because she relieved herself in my hands at the office with blood. Small look over, she looks great, still friendly with strangers and all. Vet thinks shes too young for a uterine issue, but its still on the table for a spay if the antibiotics don't work. I would like to avoid surgery for her if I can.

First dose was liquid, she actually took it. I was shocked! She ate meal worms, but I'm hoping this clears up in the next 48 hours.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm glad you took her to the vet and she's being treated for a UTI. I hope it clears up and she's better soon! ♡
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