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Description: The prostate is considered an accessory sex gland and plays a role in reproduction. It does not produce sperm but does produce some of the ejaculate liquid. It is located within the pelvis, near the bladder and rectum. Neutered males are less likely to develop enlarged prostates. Some symptoms to watch for are: urination may be painful and strained, there may be blood in the urine, passing stools may be difficult, walking may be awkward.

Contributing factors: cysts, bacterial infection including bladder infection, low testosterone levels, un-neutered, senior dogs, hormonal imbalance and other underlying medical conditions.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Buchu is ancient herb from Africa that helps to reduce inflammation and infection of the prostate. Saw Palmetto is an anti-inflammatory that helps to regulate hormones. Varuna helps to make urination easier when dealing with and enlarged prostate.

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Homeopathic Treatment: Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms. nettisabal (iso), prostagutt (schwabe)

Essential Oils: Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence Hornbeam helps replenish energy reserves. Mustard to deal with depression and illness. Centaury helps with week immune systems. Gorse helps with serious illness and feelings of despair.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Tribulus Leaf Bulgarian ,