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Infertility, Male

Infertility, Male

Herbal remedies to help support reproduction and sexual function in dogs and cats.

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, and kidneys.

While infertility is not common in male dogs, it does happen. The dog may not be able to mate, or if mating does occur, fertilization does not happen as expected. If the stud appears to be infertile, the most common causes are due to injury or infection. It also may be brought about by a sudden hormone change.

Symptoms:

A smaller-than-expected litter size may be one indication of a fertility problem in a male that has mated, as are conception rates that are below expected. Infertility is sometimes due to sperm abnormalities such as misshapen sperm and a small production in sperm. If this occurs, visiting a veterinarian for a diagnosis is recommended. Treatment is not easy, but fertility can often be restored.

If the dog is not interested in mating, the cause is very likely a hormone problem. In addition, some dogs will experience reduced sperm production as they grow older.

Causes

Age of the dog or cat (too young or old)

Injuries

Disease

Drugs

Physical defects (unable to rise due to arthritis or some other problem)

Unable to ejaculate

Unable to ejaculate into the female

Congenital abnormalities are infrequent but occur in certain breeds

Sperm count is low

Degeneration of the testes

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal treatments that help to soothe and support the endocrine and reproductive systems, to support healthy breeding and help treat infertility, to support healthy gland function, for natural energy & vitality, to regulate the testes, to increase testosterone levels; to balance hormone levels & to promote breeding function.

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Conventional Remedies:

Your veterinarian will want a medical history of your dog or cat, as well as a history of mating. An examination of the reproductive anatomy and prostate will be conducted. The veterinarian will want to test for infections of the prostate and for tumors in the testicles.

Semen will also be collected and examined. It is important to know that a dog or cat that is too young may not be able to produce enough sperm to impregnate a fertile female. In addition, young dogs or cats sometimes have trouble because they lack experience or their sex drive may be underdeveloped.

In a pet that is over eight years old, the sperm will be tested to make certain that enough live sperm are available for successful mating. The test for live sperm is particularly important if mating has not taken place for six months or longer. However, there are times dead sperm is blocking the tract and a second test should be performed in this case. If lowered libido is the problem, hormone counts will be taken.

The veterinarian will ask about previous litters your dog or cat sired. An unusually small litter size for your pet's particular breed is an indicator of lowered fertility. This will signal either a high count of abnormal sperm or a low count of normal sperm production. The veterinarian will also want to know how much time has passed since the last litter.

Finally, the veterinarian will be interested in the dog or cat that was mated with. This is to rule out problems with the female dog or cat. The age of the bitch and her physical condition will be important information, so you need to collect that information before your veterinarian conducts a thorough examination of your dog. It is also important to inform them if the dog or cat is related to your pet genetically.

The thyroid will be checked frequently if the diagnosis is a low sperm count. Thyroid replacement may be recommended in this case. Treatment should continue for six to eight weeks before the sperm count is checked again.

If thyroid replacement does not improve the sperm count, hormone replacement may be considered. Gonadotropins are the usual treatment for stimulating sperm production. After four to six weeks, the semen will be tested again

If the dog or cat is young, your veterinarian may recommend a “wait-and-see” approach

If the problem is prostate infection, treatment will consist of antibiotics and hormone therapy

If there is an abscess in the prostate, the treatment will identical

If there is a tumor in the prostate, the effectiveness of the treatment will be dependent on the severity of the tumor

 

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