Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
My English Setter has Chronic Prostatitis
avatar
JoesBirdDogs posted:
Is there any cures for Chronic Prostatitis besides Castration.I want to do what's best for him.
Reply
 
avatar
Will Draper, DVM responded:
First, I'd recommend having a work up done to make sure there are no other causes for the prostatitis. A urinalysis and urine culture may be in order, and sometimes a long course of antibiotics may help. A biopsy may also be necessary to rule out prostate cancer, or BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia). The latter is where the prostate is enlarged due to long-term testosterone exposure.

However, in any case, neutering (castration) is going to be a part of the treatment protocol. If you want to do what's best for him, make an appointment and be ready for this recommendation from your veterinarian (if you've not received such already). Good luck!
Dr. Will


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

Helpful Tips

How to Get Your Cat in a CarrierExpert
Trying to get your cat in a carrier for a trip to the veterinarians or road trip can be extremely frustrating. Some how a 10# cat that ... More
Was this Helpful?
19 of 26 found this helpful

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections