Course Catalog

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Urinary Health

Urinary Incontinence Update

Participants will learn the latest information on canine urinary incontinence. This includes discussion of the urethral sphincter mechanism, the risk factors, breed frequency, age at spay, diagnosis, case studies, and urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence.

To Pee or Not to Pee - A Senior Pet Dilemma

In this course, we will examine urinary incontinence, a medical condition found to affect the health and well-being of a large number of dogs, in particular with a focus on senior dogs. We will cover everything from recognition and identification of symptoms, examination room advice for talking to clients, and senior urinary incontinence issues to methods that help determine and evaluate the best course of treatment.

Urine Soiling: Behavior? Urinary Disease? Making the Right Call

Participants will gain a firm understanding of the differences between behavioral soiling issues and urinary health soiling issues. They will learn how to identify if a pet has behavior issues or medical issues. Taking a closer look at what questions to ask pet parents, what signs to look for and everything needed to lead to a successful diagnosis.

Current Concepts: Treatment/Prevention of Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection

This course covers the latest concepts in the treatment of bacterial urinary tract infections, including how they develop, how to identify different bacteria, and the diagnosis and treatment of different types of UTIs.

Stuck In the Stone Age: What You Need to Know

Participants will gain a firm understanding of the successful management of canine urolithiasis and the options that are available to them. This includes the what, why, management, identification and prevention of stones. In addition to these items, learn the latest information on the management of struvite stones, understand retrograde urohydropropolusion, and how laser lithotripsy is performed.

Chronic Kidney Disease: Diagnosis & Prevention of Progression

Participants will learn about diagnosis of CKD and prevention of progressive CKD. They will learn about SDMA and its effects, along with dietary and other available treatments. They will also learn risks associated with CKD treatments and the progression/states the disease presents.