Prostate cancer

From Ian with dog Baxter
Breed: Scottish Terrier

Pet Symptoms:

Prostate cancer.

Tried:

Is there anything that can be done to cure him?

Our Advice:

Thank you for your email. I’m sorry to hear that Baxter has prostate cancer. This type of cancer can spread very quickly to be spine and lungs, and also can result in the dog having problems passing urine as it blocks up the urethra. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Metacam may provide some palliation, providing your vet feels it is safe for Baxter to have this medication. Your vet may be able to refer you to a specialist oncologist or soft tissue surgeon who may be able to help further – for example if Baxter is unable to urinate this may be temporarily resolved with surgery, although this a not a long-term cure.