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Red urine / haematuria

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Caroline Blake


Red urine / haematuria

Bloody urine (haematuria) Is quite common in ferrets. True cases of blood in the urine are often due to stones/sludge within the urinary tract, cystitis, prostatic abscessation or abortion.

Struvite (urinary crystal) formation can be caused by feeding a diet low in animal protein and high in plant protein. As ferrets are obligate carnivores, they should be feed a quality diet with a high animal protein content and low carbohydrate which will maintain the acidity of the ferret's urine.

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