Every year countless pets are given up or put to sleep (euthanized) because of inappropriate behavior. Some of the more common behaviors that pet parents complain about include inappropriate urination and/or defecation in the house, destruction of property from separation anxiety, incessant vocalization, fear of loud noises (thunderstorms/fireworks) and aggression leading to biting. Our doctors and veterinary team members are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with many of these problems. We also have access to numerous resources including the veterinary literature and expert counselors trained in pet behavior. We usually employ positive training and counter-conditioning techniques and sometimes even medications to help resolve or alleviate the unwanted behavior. We encourage you to talk to us about your pet's unsuitable behavior at its onset. The sooner a bad behavior is addressed, the greater the success rate in resolving it. In addition, starting puppies and kittens off with the right training from a young age will make all the difference to their future well-being.
For your pet's behavior issues, please contact us to schedule an appointment.