Behavior Counseling

Our hospital offers counseling for your pet’s problem behaviors. Behavior problems in pets are the number one reason animals are relinquished from their home. Many of these problems are not a simple training issue and beyond the scope of the local obedience class. Behavior problems can be very troubling and owners can feel powerless when their attempts to intervene fail to resolve these problems. If your pet is exhibiting signs of aggression, fear, anxiety, phobias, house soiling or other strange behaviors, you should consult our veterinary staff.
It is important to understand that medical problems can contribute to behavioral problems in an animal. A variety of diseases and pain can cause or contribute to behavioral changes such as house soiling, irritability and aggression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors. Our veterinarians can advise you on treatment options for medical problems that can cause behavior changes. Our doctors may advise private training or discuss training tips and prescribe mood altering medications. Our veterinarians may recommend a referral to a veterinary behaviorist, who has advanced training in the field of animal behavior and psychology.

Please visit the website of Animal Behavior Resources Institute, especially the multimedia tab.