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Old 10-30-2019, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default blood in urine? - 1.5 y/o female, unspayed

Hey all!

When I checked on my lil lady, Eudora, this morning there was blood on the paper towel/tray where she poops/pees. I woke her up to check for any injuries (especially for broken nails!) but didn't see anything obvious, so I'm thinking it's a uti or maybe an issue with her uterus.

I have a wyze cam on her cage, so I was able to look back at her night, and everything seemed normal (eating, drinking, running on her wheel etc).

I'm planning to give her a bath tonight so I can check her feet/body again, and I'm planning to replace her fleece liner with a lighter colored one so I can more easily spot any additional issues.

I made an appointment with the vet for tomorrow afternoon, and I'll plan to update the thread with any insights, but feel free to chime in!
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An update I couldn't have imagined - when we went to the vet they discovered she has cancer and it's already metastasized, so they won't be able to treat her. She's there for the night, and I'll pick her up in the morning.

As I said above, she's still been eating/running on her wheel, etc, as usual, so it seems like she's still comfortable. I'm just devastated to know she won't be with me much longer.
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If you don’t mind me asking, which food have you been giving her?


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Old 10-31-2019, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm so insanely sorry to hear the new about little Eudora. I saw this thread yesterday, but didnt comment as I just dont have any experience that could have helped - but I was praying that it was just going to at worst a UTI. My girl - the same age as yours - was diagnosed with mammary cancer a little over two weeks, but luckily we were able to have it removed - but we'll be in a 'wait & see' limbo for rest of her life, hoping that it doesnt come back.

I'm happy to hear that Eudora at least is acting herself and isnt in any pain - and I hope she continues to be that way for as long as possible. Sending many hugs to you.
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I didn't see it yesterday, but I wouldn't have been able to give any help!
Poor little one, at least she has been being active and normal!
Holly is the same age and I've been worried about her recently.
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