Movember is more than a man thing – get your dog checked
Powis & Partners vets are urging owners of mature male unneutered dogs to get them checked for prostate disease.
Recent research shows that at least 80% of unneutered dogs over five years old are likely to be sufferers. Symptoms include constipation, lameness and difficulties in urination but often no signs are seen, with countless dogs suffering in silence. A simple and affordable test can now be used to check for the disease which, if left untreated, can progress quickly, causing serious health problems.
To highlight the issue, Powis & partners is taking part in “Canine Prostate Awareness Month” during November – a month during which the national “Movember” campaign focuses on the dangers of prostate disease and other health problems in men.
Veterinary staff will be on hand to give advice and explain the most effective ways to screen and monitor their dog for the condition.
“Prostate disease is a serious threat to the health of unneutered dogs as they get older but, in our experience, owners can be made aware of the potentially serious health problems it can cause if left untreated” explains Pippa Adams.
“The Movember campaign is a good opportunity to remind dog owners that their pet could be suffering from prostate disease too. Fortunately, both testing for it and treating it is usually simple and affordable and will ensure their dog continues to live a happy, healthy and pain free life.
We look forward to meeting owners and discussing any concerns they may have about prostate disease in dogs.”
For further information on Prostate Awareness Month contact the practice on 01384 372849.