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Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak

Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak

Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak

Industry Specialist
Industry Specialist
on behalf of VetMedTeam



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Normal Price: FREE FREE


Launch date: 03 Sep 2015
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Last updated: 12 Jan 2021

Reference: 160652

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Dr Tara Pogarch (12 Jan 2021)
Very helpful review
Jennifer Douglass (10 Sep 2020)
Nice review of PU/PD Dx
Dr Michael Forrester (18 May 2020)
Great, practical, thorough course.

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Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak is a free course designed to help the veterinary practice team understand the factors related to urinary incontinence. Often, clients are uninformed and assume their pet has broken housetraining or is "doing it out of spite, when in fact there is a medical cause.

Each team member has a role in the process. While the attending veterinarian is responsible for the diagnosis and the treatment plan, it is crucial that the entire medical team has a strong understanding of the possible causes of the condition, and from there a solid grasp of the protocols of a sound treatment plan. The veterinarian cannot do it alone. In addition, educating the client is vital to establishing good compliance and often the client relies on team members to help clarify confusing information. When the practice speaks as a team the client is better able to understand, make decisions and comply with the treatment plan.

Urinary Incontinence: When Good Dogs Leak summarizes the canine female bladder and describes common neurologic, non-neurologic and anatomical abnormalities that may cause or contribute to urinary incontinence. Correct identification of the underlying abnormality is critical to the success of treating this frustrating condition, along with the development of an effective treatment plan.


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the clinical symptoms associated with urinary incontinence
2. Explain the anatomy of a normal canine female bladder and describe the normal neurologic control of micturition
3. Recognize the storage and voiding phases of urination
4. Assess the abnormal causes of urination
5. Identify clinical symptoms associated with upper and lower motor neuron bladders
6. Explain reflex dyssynergia, ectopic ureters, vestibulovaginal stenosis and urge incontinence
7. Identify and diagnose urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence
8. Observe patients for a recessed vulva, urine scalding, staining or odor during a complete physical exam
9. Identify potential comorbid conditions that could be associated with urinary incontinence
10. Describe the role estrogen plays in urinary incontinence
11. Evaluate therapeutic drugs used to treat urinary incontinence and identify potential side effects associated with each
12. Compare and contrast surgical procedures available to treat urinary incontinence
Industry Specialist

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Industry Specialist
on behalf of VetMedTeam

Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • AAVSB-Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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User Reviews (25)

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Dr Tara Pogarch (12 Jan 2021)
Very helpful review
Jennifer Douglass (10 Sep 2020)
Nice review of PU/PD Dx
Dr Michael Forrester (18 May 2020)
Great, practical, thorough course.
Jodie Spencer (24 Apr 2020)
This course offered very practical information that will be useful in practice.
Dr Frances Bowling DVM (12 Nov 2019)
Clinically relevant and very informative, a good review
Dr Jennifer Foltz DVM (1 Nov 2019)
This course was informative and clinically relevant.
Mrs Mona Pohl (20 Oct 2019)
Very good review.
Dr Kristine Petrini (21 Feb 2019)
feline IBD
Mary Giles (4 Dec 2018)
Discusses some surgical options for treatment that I was previously unaware of.
Dr Rhoda Gledhill BSc., DVM (24 Aug 2018)
Dr Stephen W. Long,DVM dvm (29 Jun 2018)
very helpful and enjoyable.
Dr Scott Perry (30 May 2018)
Jennifer O'Neill (23 Mar 2018)
Nice review of mechanisms of incontinence and treatment options.
Dr Thomas Zulandt DVM (3 Feb 2018)
great course
Jessica Daul (8 Dec 2017)
Very thorough review of canine urinary incontinence
Dr Daniel Schenkman D.V.M., Ph.D. (7 Dec 2017)
Well done.
Ingrid Sproll (28 Nov 2017)
Dr Genesia Livingston DVM (13 Nov 2017)
Enjoyed the information and format of presentation
Dr Chris Biggerstaff dvm (17 Oct 2017)
good ce
Dr Janice McClatchey Hopkins DVM (28 Jun 2017)
Excellent material
Dr Merlin Van Zee (17 Jun 2017)
practical and applicable
Dr Michelle Christianson (15 Jun 2017)
Good information on urinary incontinence and how to treat.
Dr Greg Mobley (13 Jun 2017)
Was an excellent course
Dr Chelsea Moran(Woiwood) (12 Jun 2017)
Great course that covers the causes, to diagnostics, to treatment plans. Highly recommend
Carolyn Kemmerer (5 Jun 2017)
fun. clinically relevant. great review


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