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Hyperplasia In Older Male Dogs
Hyperplasia of the prostate gland is a benign enlargement due to an increase in the number of cells within the gland and occurs in about 2/3 of older male dogs. However, only a small percentage of these dogs ever show any noticeable signs of the abnormality. The underlying cause is unknown but is thought to be an imbalance of the hormones produced in aging testicles.
As the prostate is located
directly below the rectum, the enlarged gland may press up against the
rectal wall and cause difficulty and discomfort while defecating,
straining, and constipation. Unlike man, there is rarely any pain or
difficulty in urinating.
Castration or estrogen therapy offer temporary relief of symptoms, but the tumor continues on its destructive course. A recent discovery holds out hope that immunotherapy may be successfully used to treat prostatic cancer but such research is still in its infancy.
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