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Prostate Gland Enlargement in Dogs



In most cases no treatment is required. Castration is the best method for treat this condition – both to avoid recurrence and to prevent conditions which might encourage a carcinoma to develop. In those cases in which castration is not feasible, there may be some medicines that your veterinarian can use to shrink the enlarged prostate gland. However, recurrence may still occur after medical therapy.


Living and Management


Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPH) is an age-related problem and castration is the best method for avoiding or treating this problem in dogs.



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