Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANBut I would check into a place that had specialists (are there dog urologists I wonder? that sounds like a job for 3K9Mom!) like those two veterinary teaching hospitals.
And yeah, the hard of hearing and cloudy eyes are old age, I think.
Did I hear my name being called?
Board speciality in veterinary urology is subsumed under the "Internist" specialty:
What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Internist?
A board-certified Internist is a licensed veterinarian who has undertaken further specialty training in the discipline of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and who has been certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Veterinary Internal Medicine encompasses the disciplines of endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology/urology
, and respiratory disease.
Search for a Board Certified Internal Medical Specialist in your area:
Clouded vision definitely sounds like cataracts. The general practitioner vet should be able to confirm this. Loss of hearing (and for that matter, loss of sight) can be confirmed by a neurologist. Board certified neurologists are members of ACVIM, so the above links work for them as well.
This is kind of informative, in that it explains what a neurologist does. http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/showarticle.cfm?id=450
An incontinent dog may likely have neurological issues, instead of "plumbing" issues. A neuro isn't necessarily a bad place to start either. Either a urologist or a neuro. If one doesn't find anything, they'll cross-refer you to the other, so either way. I tend to like neurologists just because they look at things from a big-picture systemic point of view. But the nephrologist/urologist tends to have the specialialized knowledge of all the chemistry and plumbing (and may be a more specialized surgeon as well). It's a toss-up.