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Red urine Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Claire Speight

Bloody urine (haematuria) is rare in rabbits. Cases of bloody urine in rabbits often turn out to be normal rabbit urine which is simply a deep red colour due to the excretion of plant pigments within the diet. True cases of blood in the urine are often due to stones/sludge within the urinary tract, cystitis, uterine adenocarcinoma (tumours), polyps or abortion.
Image: Urine: hematuria - ©Prof Derek Knottenbelt OBE BVM&S DVMS DipECEIM MRCVS

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