Canine Prostate Disease

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All intact, male dogs will experience benign prostatic hyperplasia and hypertrophy, usually by around 6 years old. Although these dogs will be predisposed to prostatic infections, only a small subset will actually develop infections or show clinical signs of discomfort or subfertility. Neutered male dogs have a higher incidence of neoplasia associated with the prostate. Updated diagnostic tests, including canine prostate-specific arginine esterase, are discussed. Castration is compared with medical treatment options. Updated treatment recommendations include reducing antibiotic exposure to 4 weeks for bacterial infections and use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs for neoplastic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-719
Number of pages19
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Canine prostate-specific arginine esterase (CPSE)
  • Prostate
  • Prostatic neoplasia
  • Prostatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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