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Older intact dogs are more susceptible to the development of certain canine prostate problems, such as prostate enlargement and inflammation.
Neutering prevents over 90% of all prostate problems in the course of the dog's life. (Prostate cancer, however, is one exception. It can develop in BOTH neutered and intact male dogs).
If you have an older intact male dog, and are concerned about his prostate health, read on... This page looks at how to use some natural canine prostate remedies to help treat dog prostate enlargement and inflammation.
Specifically, we will look at:
Some herbs are very effective in treating prostate problems in dogs. For example:
However, please note that this herb cannot cure prostate cancer.
Saw palmetto is safe for dogs, but it is advisable to use it under a holistic vet's supervision.
As a general guideline, for small dogs (under 15 pounds), 5-10 mg of the herb per day can be given. For dogs between 15 to 50 pounds, about 20 mg/day; and dogs over 50 pounds can take up to 30 mg/day.
Dogs with prostate problems will benefit from these dietary supplements:
Several homeopathic remedies can be used to treat canine prostate enlargement or infections. If you would like to give homeopathic remedies a try, consult a holistic vet. Common remedies for dog prostate problems include the following:
This remedy is most effective for acute inflammation of the prostate. Dogs needing this remedy have a painful prostate and have a yellow pus-like discharge, sometimes tainted with blood.
This remedy is made from the herb saw palmetto, and is good for prostate enlargement.
This remedy is good for prostate enlargement in older dogs (and in older men too!). Dogs requiring this remedy may have difficulty urinating, especially at the start. Urination may start and stop several times, and the dog may dribble urine.
This remedy is effective for inflammation of the prostate. Dogs needing this remedy have to strain to start urinating, which is painful. There is often mucus in the urine.References