Wednesday, January 7, 2015

1171. SCRIPT. Prostatic enlargement inside a perineal hernia

Prostatic problems in the older male dog.

The prostate is a small gland enclosing the urethra at the neck of the bladder. It produces semen to transport sperm.

Many Singaporean male dog owners deem it cruel to get the dog neutered. In the older male dog, prostatic problems do occur but the signs and symptoms may indicate that the dog had difficulty standing up due to "hip arthritis". Perineal hernia is more common in the non-neutered male dogs than in neutered ones.

In this case, the prostatic problems of benign protatic hypertrophy was present with the perineal hernia in a 10-year-old male non-neutered Pomeranian.


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