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Prostate Support in Dogs and Cats / Prostattis

Prostate Support in Dogs and Cats

Herbal remedies to support prostate health in dogs and cats and to prevent enlarged prostate glands and prostatitis infections.

The endocrine system interacts with many organs and bodily systems, and the adrenal and thyroid glands require nutritional support to also lend support to all glands and tissues. The adrenals can become stressed and fatigued, negatively affecting the liver, duodenum, kidneys and reproductive system.

Our pet’s bodies are comprised of a complicated and an 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. The prostate gland consists of two lobes which lie 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. The male hormone testosterone affects development of the prostate and 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)

Cystic hyperplasia

Prostatisis (infection of the 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.

Other suggestions to maintain prostate health and ease symptoms related to an enlarged prostate:

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

Take your pet out frequently for bathroom breaks to relieve discomfort and prevent urinary tract infections. Remember that with an enlarged prostate your pet may not be able to urinate all at once

Encourage your pet to drink more water to encourage urination

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 supplement that helps soften stool

Feed your dog or cat a premium diet free of corn, wheat, soy and contains the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals

Incorporate immune-building supplements 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 helping maintain prostate health and provides symptomatic relief, acting as prostate tonic, helping to reduce infection and inflammation, for prostatits and Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BHP), as a lymphatic cleanser, and blood purifier and to help 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; for urinary incontinence and weakened bladders.

Stix & Stones – (learn more) promotes improved 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; 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, for urinary system disorders and pathologies and for hepatic insufficiency. This product has been proven to be 90% effective at addressing urinary tract infections, and all types of stones, gravel, calculi and crystals in dogs and cats.

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, tones and strengthens the connective tissue of the bladder related to 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.

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.

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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