Q. fternoon. My Maltese has testicles in tact, 9 yrs. Has enlarged prostate. Vet gave him 2 injections of a female hormone. Has put on weight. Why. Reg

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A. Discuss neutering your dog with your vet. Hormone replacement will require repeated injections. Neutering is a one time procedure and a generally an effective treatment for an enlarged prostate. The prostate will usually return to normal within one month after surgery.

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