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Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BHP)

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BHP)

Herbal remedies for cats and dogs to prevent enlarged prostate glands and prostatitis infections.

The endocrine system interacts with many organs and bodily systems, and the adrenal and thyroid glands plays a major role in providing critical trace nutrient support to all glands and tissue, and the adrenals can become stressed and fatigued, also affecting the liver, duodenum, kidneys and reproductive system.

Our pet’s bodies are comprised of a complicated yet interdependent set of systems in which one organ or system affects another. Attention given to whole body support is essential when treating dysfunction or disease in the kidneys, liver, and bladder, digestive, reproductive or urinary tract. Whole food nutrients and plant botanicals can restore imbalance and rehabilitation to the digestive, renal, hepatic, metabolic, endocrine, and urinary systems.

Male dogs and cats have a prostate gland just as men do. In order to understand the implications of prostate problems such as an enlarged prostate, one has to have an understanding of the location and anatomy of the prostate.

The prostate gland is found in male pets only. It is small, consists of two lobes and lies just behind the bladder, surrounding the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis and out of the body) and below the rectum.

Its function is to produce prostatic fluids that provide nourishment for sperm cells to the penis during breeding. The prostate begins to develop before your pet reaches puberty – this is determined by the male hormone known as testosterone that will occur in unneutered animals. By the age of two years old, the prostate gland reaches its maximum size.

An enlarged prostate develops as a result of the following:

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or cystic hyperplasia

Prostatisis (bacterial infection of prostate gland)

Para prostatic cysts (large fluid-filled sacs connected to the prostate by a thin stalk)

Squamous metaplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland caused by excessive exposure to estrogen)

Prostatic abscess (a pocket of infected fluid develops within the prostate and is a severe form of prostatitis).

Prostatic neoplasia (tumors of the prostate gland)

When a male pet is neutered most of the prostate gland is removed and as a result prostate problems seldom occur. Enlarged prostates often affect older intact male animals. When an intact dog or cat grows older, their hormone levels – testosterone and estrogen change and cause the prostate gland to swell. A swollen prostate gland causes extreme discomfort and pain, and makes urinating and defecating for your pet very difficult.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are safe and effective in maintaining prostate health and providing symptomatic relief, acting as prostate tonic, lymphatic cleanser, and blood purifier and helping to support the immune system.

Tinkle Tonic – (learn more) treats prostate disorders, supports urinary tract and prostate health and reduces prostrate symptoms including Prostatitis and BHP disease (Benign Hyperplasia Prostate), promotes prostate gland health, a healthy bladder, urinary tract and bowel movements, reduces swollen and enlarged prostrate glands, promotes strong and healthy urine flow, relieves pain, discomfort and difficulty when urinating; for incomplete urination, increased frequency of urination or reduction in the volume of urine, relieves painful and strained defecation, increases circulation and strengthens the immune system.

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes kidney function, helps to break up kidney, liver, gallbladder and bladder stones and gravel (active stones, crystals and as a preventative), helps to safely remove stones from the body; treats urinary infections, for kidney and liver disease, tones and balances kidney, liver, intestine, pancreas, gall bladder function and health, reduces uric acid levels in urine, increases urination, blocks the formation of calcium oxalate, provides pH modulation, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency.

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, for urine leakage and urinary incontinence, as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS) and for Candida albicans.

There are certain things that you can do to maintain prostate health and ease the symptoms of an enlarged prostate:

Neuter your pet in the first year of his life to prevent and control prostate problems

Take your pet out frequently to urinate to relieve discomfort and prevent urinary tract infections – it may be difficult for a pet with an enlarged prostate to urinate all at once

Encourage your pet to drink more water so that he can urinate more often

Do not over exercise pets with prostate problems as this will worsen symptoms and cause pain to the prostate

If your pet has difficulty defecating, ask your vet to prescribe a stool softener or use natural herbal remedies to relieve constipation

Feed your dog or cat a high quality, all natural diet that contains the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals

Incorporate immune-building supplements into your pet’s diet to strengthen the immune system

Related Products:

Break It Up – (learn more) eliminates liver, kidney, bladder and gall stones, crystals, grains and gravel (calcium oxalate, struvite, uric acid, cystine, calcium phosphate and silica stones ) with less pain and safely removes them from the body; for bladder and kidney infections and diseases, balances and normalizes liver enzyme levels, reduces uric acid and increases urination, for cystitis and prostatitis, infectious hepatitis and leptospirosis, Fatty Liver Disease, (hepatic lipidosis), Feline cholangiohepatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FIV), Leaky Gut Syndrome, Intestinal Dysbiosis and Intestinal Hypermerability.

AM A ROCK STAR - (learn more) supports adrenal gland health and response to stress and metabolic demand, supports glandular ability to rebuild and regenerate, promotes hormonal balance, regulates stress on liver, kidney and digestive functions by reducing thirst and excessive elimination, balances blood sugar levels, for natural energy in young and geriatric pets, increases muscle use, ability and stamina, provides anti-inflammatory and immune support, helps maintain healthy adrenal, central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Conventional Remedies:

A veterinarian will conduct a diagnosis of an enlarged prostate based on the symptoms presented a thorough physical examination including a rectal exam and a review of your pet’s medical history. Additional tests may include a urinalysis, urine culture, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound and biopsy.

The treatment recommended for an enlarged prostate in animals is neutering them at an early age, usually before puberty to prevent the normal growth of the prostate. If your pet is neutered later in life, after the testosterone is removed, prostate gland will shrink.

Depending on the cause and diagnosis, treatment of an enlarged prostate may involve intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, urinary catheterization, pain medications and enemas. More serious cases may also require surgery. 


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