Prostate Problems in Dogs (cont.)
This type of cancer is rare in dogs. It is not influenced by testosterone, so it can occur in both neutered and intact male dogs.
Treatment: This involves surgery and/or radiation therapy. In most cases the disease is far advanced by the time it is diagnosed. Because prostate cancer in dogs is not testosterone-dependent, neutering does not slow the progress of the disease. Similarly, neutering does not protect against the development of prostate cancer.
This article is excerpted from “Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook” with permission from Wiley Publishing, Inc.
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