Pet Counseling

Behavior Counseling

Our hospital offers behavior counseling for your pet’s problem behaviors. Troubling behavioral problems in the pet are not a simple training issue and beyond the scope of the local obedience class. Troubling behavior is the number one reason animals are surrendered.

Behavior issues can be very troubling and owners can feel powerless when their attempts to intervene fail to resolve the problems. If your pet exhibits signs such as aggression, fear, anxiety, phobias, house soiling or other unusual behaviors, consult a veterinarian.

It is important to understand, too, that medical problems can contribute to behavioral problems in an animal. A variety of diseases and pain can cause or contribute to a variety of behavioral changes such as house soiling, irritability and aggression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors. A veterinary behaviorist also has advanced training in the field of animal behavior and psychology, and is able to formulate both a medical and behavioral treatment plan aimed specifically at your pet's individual problem(s).

If you believe you have a dog or cat behavioral case, please contact your veterinarian for further information.