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Why do rabbits pee red urine?

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According to Pet Education, healthy rabbits can have red urine because they have ingested a plant-heavy diet, especially if the plants contain beta-carotene. Antibiotics also cause some rabbits to excrete red urine, and dehydration and stress cause reddish discoloration of urine to occur.

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In some cases, rabbit urine is red because it contains blood, a condition known as hematuria. This is a symptom of urinary tract disease, which can include polyps, kidney or bladder stones, cancer or infection. Rarely, rabbits may have red urine as a symptom of advanced liver disease. A rabbit that has red urine lasting longer than a few days requires veterinary attention.

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