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Old 09-01-2019, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lots of blood in urine but vets are all closed for Labor Day!! Help!!

Hello everyone, last night I took Podge out to run around on the carpet when she peed. It didn’t look as if she strained at all and I didn’t really see her tail perk up at all, but when I saw her pee it was bloody!! For the past couple weeks I had been watching her because her pee looks darker than normal but she had been eating drinking and active so I thought maybe she didn’t drink enough. Now it’s apparent that it’s definitely a problem.

My mom told me not to worry because she said that it might be her period?? I don’t know? But I’ve been calling all the vets in my area but most of them are closed for Labor Day weekend.

What should I do until they reopen? Is there anything I can do to make her feel better?

Also, my financial situation isn’t the best right now. Is there any financial aid programs that I can look into or any vets that are good and cheap? I live in south New Jersey.
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Old 09-01-2019, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, hedgehogs do not menstruate. How old is your hedgehog? Has she had previous health problems? Until they reopen, take her wheel out in case she might be making it worse. Treat her gently and just make sure she is comfortable.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unless you see an injury of some sort, you really don't need to remove the wheel. Likely, blood in the urine is a UTI, or something to do with her reproductive tract. It does need to be treated as soon as is reasonable. But it's not a rush to the vet this instant emergency. Just get her in when the vets reopen.
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