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Testicular Inflammation in Dogs and Cats / Prostatits in Dogs and Cats

Testicular Inflammation in Dogs and Cats / Prostatits in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help address symptoms of testicular inflammation, enlarged prostate glands and prostatitis infections 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, kidneys and reproductive system.

Our pet’s bodies are comprised of interdependent 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 to bring the animal body into balance. 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. 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.

The prostate produces fluids that provide nourishment for sperm cells to the penis during breeding. The prostate begins to develop before puberty and produces testosterone, a hormone that impacts prostate growth. By the age of two years old, the prostate gland reaches its maximum size.

Testicular inflammation, more commonly known as prostatitis, is often related to a bacterial infection. Bacterial infection can easily spread to the epididymis and testicles, causing swelling. Swollen testicles are affected by blockage, inflammation, infection, waste and toxin build up. Because the infection hides in the tissue and tract, once an infection occurs, it is difficult to treat and often becomes chronic, or recurring. Antibiotics have limited effect on bacterial infections related to testicular inflammation, causing pain, discomfort and ongoing infection in dogs and cats.

Symptoms of prostatits (testicular inflammation) include:

Swollen testicles

Licking of the scrotum

Irritated scrotum

Pain

Fever

Lack of interest to walk

Lethargy

Open wound

Lack of appetite

Loss of appetite

Infertility

Prostatits, or testicular inflammation, can develop as a result of: 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

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, the likelihood of prostate problems declines considerably. Enlarged prostates often affect older intact male animals who have not been neutered.

When an intact dog or cat grows older, their hormone levels, including 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.

Helpful suggestions:

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

Give your pet frequent bathroom breaks to urinate to relieve discomfort and prevent urinary tract infections.

Pets with enlarged prostrates may struggle to urinate, so be patient.

Feed your dog or cat a high quality, all natural diet that contains the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals and avoid corn, wheat, soy, inferior proteins and other chemical additives.

Add immune boosting supplements (such as I Feel Good) daily to your pet's diet. 

Give your pet fresh, filtered water daily and encourage your pet to drink. 

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, use an herbal remedy such as senna (Shake Your Groove Thing) to help relieve constipation. 

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 a tonic to help balance prostate health; to help reduce infection and inflammation, as a lymphatic cleanser and blood purifier and to help support balanced digestion and immunity 

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; for urinary incontinence and weakened bladders.

immune system.

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes improved kidney function, helps to treat urinary tract infections (bladder and kidney 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 crystals such as calcium oxalate and prevents them from entering kidney and bladder cells, provides pH modulation (urine pH balance); for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency, 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. This product has been proven to be 94% effective at addressing urinary tract infections, and all types of stones, gravel, calculi and crystals in dogs and cats.

Urinary Tract Infection Starter Pack – (learn more) is used holistically and nutritionally to help support healthy kidney function and its natural plant adaptogen content may help identify the source of the urinary tract infection at a cellular level and nutritionally work to help restore balance in the bladder, kidneys and ureters; may help moderate cortisol and calcium levels in the blood; may help normalize pH levels toward balance (neither acidic or alkaline); may work to help limit all types of future urinary tract infections (UTI's) and stone formation and crystal formation by blocking their formation in the kidneys and bladder (i.e. calcium oxalate stones from acidic urine; struvite stones from alkaline urine); may help address and break up commonly occurring stone formation related to kidney, liver, gallbladder and bladder stones, gravel, crystals and calculi; adaptogen content helps carry out reparative actions against cellular dysfunction that allows stones to form by helping to block unwanted material from entering kidney cells and supporting their safe elimination in the urinary tract; suitable for all life stages of dogs and cats.

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes antioxidant, natural plant steroid and Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders; helps promote proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections; helps tone and strengthen the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; to help address GERD, acid reflux, Leaky Gut Syndrome and ulcers; to help heal wounds and lesions in the gut; for Candida including systemic Candida 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) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS); strongly anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibiotic, anti-Candidal and a natural plant based steroid.

Break It Up  (learn more) helps to eliminate 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; helps to treat bladder and kidney infections (urinary 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. This product has been proven to be 90% effective at addressing urinary tract infections, stones, gravel, calculi and crystals in dogs and cats.

 

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.

Your vet will likely rule out hernia of the scrotum, scrotal dermatitis, twisting of the spermatic cord, sperm-filled mass of inflamed tissue (granuloma), fluid-filled sacks on the spermatic cord (hydrocele), prostatitis, cystitis, and abnormal cell growth (neoplasia).

If the root cause is prostatitis or cystitis, a urinalysis will likely reveal blood, pus, or excess proteins in the urine. Antibody testing will be performed to determine if an infectious organism is at the root of the problem.

Ultrasounds of the prostate, testes, and epididymis may also be performed. If an open wound is present, it will be checked for bacterial infection. 

 

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