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What can I do about it? I change linen everyday, and Floor towel every other and it reeks!
I heard Parsley helps neutralize Pee odor?
Can it be something like urinary infection if theres no other symptons? I'd hate to stick them on Antibiotics for nothing.
I gotta share a room with them and I'm wilting.
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It could be their diet? Is it high in protein or meat products?
 

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What do you feed? Staples, supplements and treats. Can you smell the actual pee when its fresh? Foul smell is a sign of UTI.

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I feed a mostly fresh diet with grains,soy Tempeh, molasses,cereals,few seeds,and each AM cooked rice cereal. At dinner a couple raw greens a fruit, maybe a bit of macaroni or pasta, potato. Twice a week a few bits of Turkey or fish.
Also each day I've been giving a small dish of Goat Yogurt with Greens powder.
They get so much Fresh food each day they're never hungry for treats, and their weight is fine.
What other symptons are there with UTI? can it be resolved without antibiotics?
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I forgot in their AM cereal I put a Lung Herbal with Raw Lung, Herbs+Homeopathics, and this stuff called SeaCure for pets made out of fermented whitefish it really really stinks but it works and has strengthened them alot. The Stinky Pee has been going on long before I started with supplements, almost since I got them(3 mos.)
I notice the stink more when it accumulates on their bedding overnite or even a few hours. The fresh Pee smells but not as bad.
Do you think I should stop all supplements for a while and see what happens? and stop the Yogurt too.
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Wow, thats a lot of stuff that might be causing this problem. I would bring your rats back to a basic diet and then once they are less stinky start adding things in every few days to find out what it is that is causing the problem.
UTI is generally foul smelling urine, blood in the urine and pain. :(
 
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