West Brant Animal Hospital

693 Colborne Street West
Brantford, ON N3T 5L5



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Prostatic Cyst

Gilbert is an 8 year old, intact male Boxer. Gilbert was doing wonderfully up until recently, where his owner complained that he was restless and shaking. Gilbert's case was not easy to diagnose as he appeared to have a neurological problem at first. After his visit to the Ontario Veterinary College, he was thought to have a form of inflammatory bowel disease. With blood testing, we diagnosed Gilbert with having a bout of pancreatitis. After changing his foods and medicating him for the disease, gilbert was doing well. A week later, he was dribbling urine. A urinarlysis and ultrasound revealed an enlarged prostate, and thus Gilbert was neutered to control his hormone levels and reduce the size of the prostate. Gilbert recovered well from surgery, but he continued to dribble urine. After a recheck and biopsy via the ultrasound, it was deemed that gilbert had an enlarged fluid filled cyst next to his prostate. A second surgery was performed to drian the cyst and prevent its reoccurance. Gilbert is now doing very well post surgery and continues to recover! Prostate enlargement, Prostatic cysts and Prostate cancers are common among intact male dogs. It is very important to assess the prostate in intact male dogs via a rectal exam. Prostate problems are a very good reason why dogs should be preventatively neutered at a young age. Neutering also prevents some forms of aggresion, urine marking, testicular cancers and prostate diseases. Neutering also prevents unplanned pregnancies and helps to control the pet population. By doing so, it keeps unwanted characterisitics/genetics in breed lines under control such as umbilical hernias, overbites, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, and temperment.