Most un-neutered dogs will, at one time or another, suffer discomfort or pain due to the prostate gland. In fact, dogs that are neutered between the ages of 6 and 14 months old have very little issues because the prostate gland does not develop. And, if a mature dog is neutered later on in life, the gland will shrink. Symptoms of prostate issues in dogs include:
- An abnormal walk, or the dog may look like they are “walking on eggs”
- Discharges from the penis including blood and pus
- Painful or difficult urination or defecation
- Unwilling to participate in activities they usually enjoy
If your dog is showing some of these symptoms, please take them to the vet. The most effective and recommended treatment for this issue is to neuter the dog.
Jax comes from a family of four. His mom recently went back to school, so his dad is the only one making money in the home. They didn't have the funds to pay for something unexpected like this, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Jax was given some medication for the issue, and is expected to make a full recovery. His parents are also saving some money so that they can get Jax neutered so his prostate isn't a continuing issue.
Fur Kids Foundation was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation® to be used to help the Gillette, Wyoming charity with their emergency veterinary assistance program. This funding helped the Foundation grant money to help Jax’ family with the vet visit. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.