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Prostate Inflammation and Abscessation in Cats

Treatment

 

If the cause of the prostatitis is bacterial, your cat will need to be hospitalized and given antibiotics intravenously. If your cat is only suffering from a mild case of chronic prostatitis it may be treated on an outpatient basis.

 

Castration can relieve prostatitis if it is hormonal in origin, as animals that have not been neutered are more prone to this type of disease. Your veterinarian may also prescribe hormone-blocking medications to lessen the chance of a recurrence.

 

If your cat is suffering from a ruptured, abscessed prostate, it might require surgery, but only after the antibiotic therapy has stabilized its condition.

 

Living and Management

 

Unless your cat has a prostatic abscess which has ruptured into the abdominal cavity, its prognosis for recovery is still good to excellent. If your cat is able to remain whole (i.e., not neutered), you will need to prevent it from mating until it has recovered from the bacterial prostatitis and until no more bacteria are present in the prostatic fluid samples. These samples will be taken for laboratory analysis during the follow-up visits with your veterinarian.

 

IIf your veterinarian advises you to have your cat castrated in order to prevent a recurrence of prostatitis, its overall prognosis will greatly improve as a result. If your cat appears to have difficulty urinating again, is walking with a painful gait, or is exhibiting other symptoms it had during the bout with prostatitis, immediately contact your veterinarian, as prostatitis may be recurring.

 

 

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