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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    If he has urinary incontinence it might be due to bladder sludge. This can also cause infection. Another possibility is EC. Abdominal Xrays are needed to check for bladder sludge. A PCR blood test can be used to assess the likelihood of the symptom being due to EC.
    Cookie hasn't leaked for 1 week, but his butt and hind legs are constantly peeing . Normally never happens, Cookie was so clean, I'm so confused. Now I have constant wet pee, do you think it could be UTI, also what is EC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    Cookie hasn't leaked for 1 week, but his butt and hind legs are constantly peeing . Normally never happens, Cookie was so clean, I'm so confused. Now I have constant wet pee, do you think it could be UTI, also what is EC?
    I doubt Cookie’s issues are EC related, far more likely to be related to a UTI. Urinary incontinence is common in cases of bladder sludge too

    EC-Encephalitozoon Cuniculi) is a protozoan parasite that mainly effects the brain, central nervous system, lenses of the eyes and kidneys.

    https://www.dovepress.com/encephalit...t-article-VMRR

    If Cookie’s fur no longer gets wet from urine but is stained yellow from previous soiling then the staining will eventually moult out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    I doubt Cookie’s issues are EC related, far more likely to be related to a UTI. Urinary incontinence is common in cases of bladder sludge too

    EC-Encephalitozoon Cuniculi) is a protozoan parasite that mainly effects the brain, central nervous system, lenses of the eyes and kidneys.

    https://www.dovepress.com/encephalit...t-article-VMRR

    If Cookie’s fur no longer gets wet from urine but is stained yellow from previous soiling then the staining will eventually moult out.
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    JANE - While we are on the subject - do you have any links for dealing with persistent bladder sludge & urinary incontinence? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    JANE - While we are on the subject - do you have any links for dealing with persistent bladder sludge & urinary incontinence? Thanks.
    Has the underlying cause been identified ?

    https://www.rvc.ac.uk/Media/Default/...hed-062021.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    No specific cause yet. Taken ages to get C&S results back. Continuing with Baytril and making dietary changes. She's always had more sediment than other buns, but the last few months have been really bad, for no apparent reason.

    Thanks for the links.

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    I want to ask everyone Cookie's bottom and legs get wet almost every day. Do you think this could be from the hay or could it be from the urinary tract infection? (this has been happening since I got new hay, normally old hay wouldn't have this either. Cookie has hay in the litter tray. But he was also treated for urinary tract infection 1 week ago).
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    Hay should not be wet. Do you mean the hay gets wet from urine which Cookie then sits in ?

    Can you use another substrate in the litter tray and put the hay up in a hay rack or hay bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    Hay should not be wet. Do you mean the hay gets wet from urine which Cookie then sits in ?

    Can you use another substrate in the litter tray and put the hay up in a hay rack or hay bag.

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=hay+bag...l_643jwqav56_e
    Normally the hay is not wet but is it good to use both together? Do you think what I'm doing is unhealthy?

    Normally Cookie's litter tray has a dog pad under it, lots of hay on it. The hay has never been wet before but this new hay was wet 1-2 times after we pee. But I solved that problem by putting 2 times more hay than normal, now I don't see any wetting in the hay. But still Cookie's feet and bottom are wet almost every day. Do you think it is more likely to be due to hay or is it more likely to be ITU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    Normally the hay is not wet but is it good to use both together? Do you think what I'm doing is unhealthy?

    Normally Cookie's litter tray has a dog pad under it, lots of hay on it. The hay has never been wet before but this new hay was wet 1-2 times after we pee. But I solved that problem by putting 2 times more hay than normal, now I don't see any wetting in the hay. But still Cookie's feet and bottom are wet almost every day. Do you think it is more likely to be due to hay or is it more likely to be ITU?
    I don't understand why it would be the hay? That really doesn't make any sense to me! It seems more likely to be a uti or something to me. Has the vet tested a urine sample? Is he currently being treated for a uti? Is he drinking more? Is he peeing more? And in random places? Has his litter habits changed?

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