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Signs of health problems in Loris: traces found in the cage

Patches on the cage floor, indicating vomiting after feeding, have been observed in animals suffering from a disease with kidney problems, diabetes-like symptoms and dysbacteriosis. Early recognition of nutritional problems may be possible in addition by use of urine dipstick for use in humans (clean plastic foil spread over the cage floor may help to collect urine). Other signs of possible problems are: unusual quantities of urine and "urine smell" or in cases of dysbacteriosis an unpleasant smell of the faeces.
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