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Blood in the Urine in Rabbits

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Treatment

 

True hematuria may indicate a serious underlying disease, which will require immediate treatment. It is possible that your rabbit has lost a lot of blood through the urine; if it is severely anemic, a blood transfusion may be necessary. Hypercalciuria, meanwhile, requires a modified diet as well as changes to the environment. If your rabbit's is showing discomfort, pain medications may be used to decrease inflammation. Fluids will be given to treat dehydration, and kidney and urinary stones require surgical removal.

 

Living and Management

 

After the initial treatment has resolved the cause of the hematuria, your veterinarian will schedule a follow-up visit to monitor your rabbit's response to treatment. Physical examinations, laboratory testing, and radiographic and ultrasonic evaluations will be required, as your doctor looks for any complications or recurrences of anemia, urinary tract obstruction, or kidney failure.

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