In dogs, cysts may be found inside the prostate gland itself (prostatic cyst) or outside but adjacent to the prostate gland (paraprostatic cyst). Most prostatic cystic conditions are incidental findings and are often asymptomatic. The veterinary surgeon should at this point attempt to distinguish between the various types of cysts. Cysts may later become abscessed and pose a very serious threat to the dog’s life.
We perform surgery to remove cysts, drain abscesses or even perform total prostatectomy if required. This surgery may be lifesaving is many cases. Castration is strongly advised, particularly if a dog has prostatic cysts or abscesses.