What is Prostatic Hyperplasia in Dogs?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common age-related condition marked by an increased size of the prostate. BPH can be caused by hormonal imbalances and is typically a condition that affects older dogs.
The condition being benign simply means the enlargement of the prostate does not cause any pain for your pup.
Treatment for Prostatic Hyperplasia in Dogs
Most cases do not require any treatment. When needed, medications and dietary changes are the most common forms of treatment.
- Medication: $25 to $55 per month
Surgery could also be required if the enlarged prostate results in blockage or pain.
Pet Insurance Can Help With Prostatic Hyperplasia
Surgery for BPH can be costly, as can the ongoing slate of medications your dog would require to manage the condition.
Pet insurance plans are designed to offset the high cost of vet care through an affordable monthly premium.
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