Possible urinary tract infection???

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olliefolyfe

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So my bun Ollie has been piddling on my floor when he runs around/near me and only pees in small amounts in his litter box. I read online this could be a urinary tract infection, if so what should I do to treat it? I'm guessing a vet could be the only option? He is roughly a year old, a mini lop, and his diet consists of kaytee timothy hay and kaytee food but I just switched him from Hartz rabbit food. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

Also, here is a recent picture of him!
http://tinypic.com/r/260r6sp/6
 

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I would see a vet if a uti is possible.

Is he neutered? If so, how long ago was the neuter? Did this just now start or has he been peeing like this for longer? I am wondering if it could be that he is peeing near you because of hormones, trying to mark you.
 

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Does he seem like he's intentionally peeing, like you'll see him lift his tail up, etc, or is it more like he's relaxing and when he gets up there's a puddle there?
Is he drinking more water than usual, or just peeing smaller amounts more frequently? It could be that he's just not litter trained, but I would have him checked out by your vet. Buns are prone to bladder sludge among other issues which could be causing the problem.
 

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Thank you for the responses! He is not neutered, and he honestly could be spraying because it looks like dribbles rather than a puddle. Also right after I made that post, I looked in ollies litterbox and he had peed a bunch. I do see him drinking a lot of water because I allow him quite a lot of freedom so he gets thirsty easily from running around so much! I am new to this area and don't know of any vets let alone vets that care for rabbits :( What kind of treatment options would they provide for him? (if anyone knows??)
 

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If you are just finding little drops and there isn't pee on his butt, then it very well could be hormonal spraying. Pretty much only a neuter is going to solve that. But if you are concerned it is something else, here are some rabbit vet listings. Treatment for UTI would be antibiotics, not sure what they do for bladder sludge or kidney problems.

http://www.rabbitsonline.net/f28/finding-vet-13366/
http://www.rabbit.org/vets/vets.html
 

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