Description    Prostate infections are common in older male dogs and Prostatic Abscess can follow Acute or Chronic Prostatitis. Acute Prostatitis often has systemic signs. In Chronic Prostatitis the gland is often firm and shrunken with signs of recurrent urinary tract infection. Abscessation can be accompanied by intermittent clinical signs. There is often blood at the end of urination. Rupture of the abscess can cause signs of acute sepsis.
Species   Canine, Feline
Signs   Anorexia, Colic, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Dehydration, Dullness, Dysuria, Enlarged, distended, urinary bladder, Fever, Hematuria, Hemorrhage of any body part or clotting failure, Hemospermia, blood, red semen, Hindlimb lameness, Increased frequency of urination, Internal abdominal mass, Male infertility, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Pain, prostate, Proteinuria, Purulent discharge, penis or prepuce, Red or brown urine, Skin edema, Swelling mass enlarged prostate, Swelling mass penis, prepuce, testes, scrotum, spermatic cord, Tachycardia, Tenesmus, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Urinary incontinence, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
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