neutered dog with enlarged prostate

by Libby
(Royal Oak, MI, USA)

My 14 YO 73 lb. dog has an enlarged prostate. He was neutered when he was about 1.5 yrs old. Do they not always remove most of the prostate when a dog is neutered?

Editor Comment - Prostate Problems in Neutered Dog

Hi Libby,

Sorry to hear about the enlarged prostate.

When a male dog is neutered, the testicles are removed, but the prostate gland is usually not removed. However, neutering can reduce the size of the prostate gland and decrease the production of hormones that can contribute to prostate enlargement.

Prostate enlargement is relatively common in older male dogs and can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, infection, and cancer. It's important to have your dog evaluated by a veterinarian if you suspect he has an enlarged prostate.

Depending on the cause and severity of the prostate enlargement, treatment options may include medication, dietary changes, or surgery. Your veterinarian can discuss the most appropriate treatment options for your dog based on his individual case.


Editor, Dog Health Guide

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