|A new and often successful alternative to prescription medications such as Proin or Stilbestrol for the management and control of urinary in dogs is the use of hydraulic urethral occluders. This single surgical procedure involves placing the implant around the initial outflow tract from the bladder known as the urethra. It will likely be a future and viable alternative for dogs who have failed medical management of this frustrating condition and may also help those pets where Proin could cause side effects when used long term.|
Unfortunately, these side effects may occur in dogs with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or hormonal diseases like Cushing’s disease. Although Proin can be a helpful form of treatment for most dogs, I think veterinarians and animal guardians alike should stay tune for the hopeful future use of this implant, which seems safe and offers long term control of this problem.