Your pet’s behavior affects every interaction you have with him or her on a daily basis. Behavior dictates everything from meal time and exercise time to downtime such as relaxing on the couch with other family members. Dealing with behavior problems can be frustrating for pet owners. Some people even blame themselves because their pet seems to have an emotional issue.
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple house training problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. Although behavior problems can result from emotional trauma or physical mistreatment, in many cases the problem can arise from simple misunderstandings or learned associations that were inadvertently established during training. In addition, several medical conditions can manifest in ways that mimic behavior problems.
The consequences can be far-reaching. Behavior problems not only threaten the bond you have with your pet by damaging the loving relationship that should exist between you, but, in extreme situations, a serious behavior problem can lead to euthanasia or surrendering a pet to a shelter.
How We Can Help
Scheduling an evaluation with a professional skilled in diagnosing and managing behavioral issues in pets is the first step on the road to resolving the problem. We are well qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training.
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Before you and your pet suffer through one more day of inappropriate behavior, contact us. Our goal is to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, and to help restore the bond between pets and their families.