Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!

Today's Birthdays
Deb1610, MUTT
Featured Member
Registered: 07/02/05
Posts: 280
Last 20 Posts
Sudden weight loss
by Feather
31 minutes 38 seconds ago
Help ASAP Soon to Be Owner of 1
by Feather
32 minutes 55 seconds ago
Anyone Seen Deb1610
by Feather
39 minutes 31 seconds ago
Everything Zoey!!!
by Kris_N_Zoe
Today at 11:28 AM
cotton candy grapes
by Kris_N_Zoe
Today at 09:45 AM
Fur stained questions
by Kage
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Lots of uncomfortable hissing?
by SuggieGirl16
Yesterday at 10:13 PM
Great Day For A Party
by Ladymagyver
Yesterday at 08:54 PM
chopping glider frozen fruits
by CandyOtte
Yesterday at 08:26 PM
not new but thought i would make an intro
by CandyOtte
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
2015 SGGA LOCATION
by KarenE
Yesterday at 02:20 PM
What's the ideal colony size?
by spiceglider
Yesterday at 12:02 PM
New Sugar Glider Owner!!
by spiceglider
Yesterday at 12:00 PM
Hello, new to page not to gliders.
by glidescope
Yesterday at 11:45 AM
Boys vs. Girls
by SuggieSamantha
Yesterday at 11:09 AM
help - facial abcess
by CandyOtte
Yesterday at 09:45 AM
Missing Glider
by Ladymagyver
Yesterday at 06:22 AM
Long Term Expectations & Current Bonding
by tiltyardferrets
Yesterday at 12:14 AM
cage recommendations for my friend
by Feather
08/28/15 08:50 PM
New owner from ky
by Feather
08/28/15 08:41 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Topic Options
#925100 - 03/30/10 10:24 PM Can a high protein diet cause UTI?
Kim Schrader Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 781
Loc: Bryan/College Station,Tx
I was looking up what causes UTI in sugar gliders and I got a lot of conflicting information. I read that high protein diets can cause that. I feed the HPW diet and I am a little concerned. Is there a right answer?
_________________________
jump Kimberli~Frank
mlove Itsey~BeBe~Gubby~Guy~Happy~Grumpy~Sneezy :glider:

(979)571-3702

Top
#925200 - 03/31/10 01:21 AM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: Kim Schrader]
Paani Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 398
Loc: Colorado, USA
I'm not sure how anyone would get increased protein causing an infection. Too much protein could cause kidney failure and maybe they're mistaking that for an infection?

Top
#925392 - 03/31/10 02:27 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: Paani]
Kim Schrader Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 781
Loc: Bryan/College Station,Tx
See my point, so many things out there and I can tell what is true. Thats why I asked.
_________________________
jump Kimberli~Frank
mlove Itsey~BeBe~Gubby~Guy~Happy~Grumpy~Sneezy :glider:

(979)571-3702

Top
#925431 - 03/31/10 05:02 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: Kim Schrader]
HeatherB
Unregistered


Simple answer: no. UTIs are caused by three factors: bacteria entering the cloaca, waiting to urinate (don't think suggies practice this hehe), and diabetes. Now for the kidneys. Kidney stones are composed of four things: calcuim, uric acid, struvite (magnesium/phosphate), and cystine. With kidney disease or failure it is recommended to limit or eliminate the intake of phosphates and potassium this includes: beat greens, eggs, banana, fish, meat, spinach, ect. All this forces the kidneys to work harder. There is a point to all this I promise! And here it is, all diets such as HPW, BML, ect. require that the ratio is followed exactly to maintain a 2:1 ratio. But as you can see, if they are not, too much calcium/phosphate can cause kidney stones and too much phosphate and potassium can cause kidney issues, because the kidneys work harder to filter the vitamins in meats and high protein foods. My suggestion would be; any diet you choose, if followed accordingly, should not have any ill effects. For a high protein diet like HPW, I would recommend steering away from high protein treats, make sure the ratio is 2:1, and make sure your suggies drinks plenty of water. grin

Top
#925447 - 03/31/10 05:54 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21054
Loc: Kansas
clap Excellent post, Heather. Thank You!

Top
#925451 - 03/31/10 05:58 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: LSardou]
HeatherB
Unregistered


Hehe. No problem. thumb

Top
#925507 - 03/31/10 08:56 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: ]
Kim Schrader Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 781
Loc: Bryan/College Station,Tx
Thanks you. I am feeding the HPW and I buy frozen veggies and add some fresh to make a veggie smoothy. And Ive been experimenting with different mixtures of fruits for a fruit smoothy. I think I finally found a fruit mixture they love. I have three cages each with two gliders. And I notice that one will start having trouble using the bathroom in one way or another. I go to the vet, have him/her get better, clean all the cages and a few weeks or so later, another glider in a different cage has the same experience. I have no idea whats going on. Its stressing me out!
_________________________
jump Kimberli~Frank
mlove Itsey~BeBe~Gubby~Guy~Happy~Grumpy~Sneezy :glider:

(979)571-3702

Top
#925536 - 03/31/10 10:50 PM Re: Can a high protein diet cause UTI? [Re: Kim Schrader]
HeatherB
Unregistered


No problem. And trust me, I know how it feels. Once you have one infection with these little guys it seems to start a trend. shakehead Sometimes though, they reoccur not because of a new infection, but because the old infection wasn't completely killed off by the antibiotics. Antibiotics are great, but the more infections they get the stronger the infection becomes and can even grow an immunity to certain antibiotics. Not to mention UTIs can be a pain to get rid of. So what I do is always get a follow up after antibiotics to make sure there is an all clear. And since you make smoothies you can try adding a little cranberry in there once in a while. Cranberries are an excellent natural prevention of kidney and ut infections. They keep the urinary tract clear of bacteria by preventing it from sticking to the UT walls. Good luck! And I hope your suggies get better soon and stay healthy! wave

Top




Moderator:  Feather, KarenE, Kris_N_Zoe 
Research, Studies & Resources



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online
1 registered (Kesha), 21 Guests and 21 Spiders online.
Key: Owner, Admin, Mod
Newest Members
Sidewind75, GitaBooks, NullahBean, CMD, jdeering42
5147 Registered Users
Forum Stats
29 posts in the last 24hrs
5148 Members
125 Forums
8364 Topics
143820 Posts

Max Online: 478 @ 07/15/07 01:24 AM
Last 10 New Topics
Anyone Seen Deb1610
by KarenE
Today at 10:20 AM
Help ASAP Soon to Be Owner of 1
by redeyes420
Today at 03:27 AM
not new but thought i would make an intro
by spiceglider
Yesterday at 11:56 AM
Lots of uncomfortable hissing?
by SuggieGirl16
Yesterday at 11:30 AM
Great Day For A Party
by KarenE
Yesterday at 08:53 AM
cotton candy grapes
by josefine
08/28/15 10:40 PM
Long Term Expectations & Current Bonding
by tiltyardferrets
08/28/15 03:24 PM
chopping glider frozen fruits
by tiltyardferrets
08/28/15 10:59 AM
Missing Glider
by orangecrush
08/28/15 04:48 AM
2016 Sugar Glider Calendar and Cafe Press Store
by theresaw
08/27/15 07:45 PM
(Views)Popular Topics
I just found a lump on Timmy's chest--HELP! 20168995
Spencer needs your prayers/good thoughts 12420634
TEXAS 454641
Pitbull biter needs advice/help 367627
OHIO 321045
Member Titles 274426
MISSOURI 239237
OKLAHOMA 212728
UTAH 207366
HOLY CRACKERS AMERICAN HPW's 195691
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!


GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2015