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merlinsmum
26th April 2009, 03:36 PM
But its not bad news.... we have some tablets that will reduce the size of the gland in a week :) and then we go for a check up in six months. I'm just relieved its not spongy/lumpy or mishapen which would have been worse. Of course I'm still worried but at least we caught it early (due to the colitis he had last month - thank goodness for poop! tells a whole range of things...:p)

mounie
26th April 2009, 04:19 PM
A big kiss for the little Merlin :l*v:

brotymo
26th April 2009, 05:40 PM
oh, poor Merlin. I've never heard of what he has. Being on this board has taught me a LOT (and scared the heck outa me at times).

*Pauline*
26th April 2009, 06:58 PM
Sorry to hear this Kirsty. What exactly is it?

kmatt
26th April 2009, 07:29 PM
Sorry to hear this Kirsty. What exactly is it?

ditto

drphilzeltzman
26th April 2009, 07:38 PM
Merlinsmum,

Is Merlin castrated?

For more info on this disease (and many others), you can visit my web site!

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shippers
26th April 2009, 07:45 PM
Hope Merlin is better soon. Let us know how the little fella gets on

Nicki
26th April 2009, 08:21 PM
So sorry to hear this Kirsty - thank goodness it's not going to be too much of a problem and that you've found it early.

Hugs for you and for Merlin, wishing him a speedy recovery.

Karlin
26th April 2009, 09:41 PM
Hope Merlin will be feeling better soon!

As Dr Z notes, this is one of the reasons vets advocate neutering. Most male dogs will eventually have some incidence of this problem if not neutered. Just a consideration for those with intact males.


Male Dogs

Testicular neoplasia is the second most common tumour in the male dog. As well as preventing this, early neutering also prevents prostatic disease (benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis/prostatic abscesses, prostatic cysts and paraprostatic cysts). Prostatic hyperplasia starts at 1-2 years of age with 95% of dogs affected by 9 years of age.

Hyperplasia and hypertrophy refer to the same thing with this condition.

merlinsmum
27th April 2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks everyone for your concern :) Merlin is an intact male, we will neuter if required, I just rather not put him under aneasthetic unless I really have too.

He's alright, its not making him miserable, in fact he's quite happy because we also need to get more fluid down him as his wee is a bit strong so he's getting ice cream :) (lactose/cholesterol/gluten free ice cream)

*Pauline*
27th April 2009, 01:35 PM
he's getting ice cream :) (lactose/cholesterol/gluten free ice cream)

Where do you get that from? My brother can't have milk so that might be nice for him.

Cathy Moon
30th April 2009, 03:17 AM
I hope little Merlin gets all better soon. Give him a hug and kiss from my three!

merlinsmum
30th April 2009, 09:47 PM
Where do you get that from? My brother can't have milk so that might be nice for him.

its called Swedish Glace - availbale from sainsbury's for 1.79

merlinsmum
30th April 2009, 09:50 PM
I hope little Merlin gets all better soon. Give him a hug and kiss from my three!

Thanks Cathy - I'll pass the hugs on!

pippa
1st May 2009, 02:05 PM
Hugs to poor little Merlin...hope he's feeling better soon xx