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Prostatits in Dogs and Cats / Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) in Dogs and Cats

Prostatis / Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Herbal nutrition to help address Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, also known as BPH, which includes enlarged prostate glands and prostatitis infections, in dogs and cats.

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. Plant botanicals may help restore imbalance and rehabilitation to the digestive, renal, hepatic, metabolic, endocrine, and urinary systems.

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. By the age of two years old, the prostate gland reaches its maximum size.

An enlarged prostate can occur for several reasons, including: 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Prostatisis (bacterial infection of prostate gland)

Cystic hyperplasia

Para prostatic cysts 

Squamous metaplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland caused by excess esstrogen)

Prostatic abscess (a severe form of prostatitis which includes infected fluid within the prostate)

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 male animals who have not been neutered (intact). As an intact dog or cat ages, their hormone levels change (both testosterone and estrogen) and cause prostate swelling. An enlarged prostate gland can cause severe discomfort and pain, and makes urinating and defecating for your pet very difficult.

Helpful suggestions in maintaining prostate health in your dogs and cats: 

Neuter your pet in the first year to help control prostate problems

Make sure your pet gets frequent bathroom breaks to relieve discomfort and prevent urinary tract infections. An animal with an enlarged prostate gland may not be able to urinate completely (void the bladder) 

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

Do not over exercise pets with prostate problems as it can worsen symptoms and cause prostate pain

If your pet has difficulty defecating, use a natural herbal remedies such as senna (Shake Ur Groove Thing from Natura Petz) to relieve constipation

Feed your dog or cat a high quality, all natural diet that contains the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals and avoid foods with corn, wheat, soy and inferior protein, preservatives, colorants

Add immune-building supplements (I Feel Good from Natura Petz) into your pet’s diet to strengthen the immune system

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets  - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

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 Benign Hyperplasia Prostate disease (BHP), 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.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces all types of inflammation, provides dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s defense mechanism, reduces the histamine trigger for contact allergies, seasonal and chronic allergens, pathogens, skin rashes, infections, hot spots, inflammation, swelling, hair loss, itching and geriatria (dull coat, lethargy); for all types of arthritis, including Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobility; reduces all types of inflammation, particularly from the heart to brain; plus contains prebiotics and probiotics useful in balancing digestive health and function plus much more. Recognized as one of the most important medicinal plants of the whole world, particularly related to supporting balanced immunity and limiting inflammation and inflammatory conditions.

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.

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.

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, the prostate gland will shrink.

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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