Pet Behavior Counseling
You interact with your pet on a daily basis. If you have noticed that your pet has developed an odd or troubling behavior, or isn’t quite acting as usual, please give us a call or schedule an appointment.
A change in behavior can mean your pet has developed an underlying medical issue-and isn't being "bad"-that needs a proper diagnosis and treatment in order for your pet return to normal behaviors.
Our pet behavioral exams look at the bigger picture of behavior with open and honest communication about what has been going on with your pet. We want to first determine if any medical issue is causing your pet to act out in any way. When determined, we can work on a treatment plan and remain in contact with you on your pet's progress. It may take some patience, and an open mind, but many times pet behavior can change for the betterment of both of you.
What behaviors may warrant an appointment
If you observe any of the behaviors below, give us a call. Many times these have an underlying medical condition that can be treated to get your pet back to behaving like themselves.
- Sudden phobias (a fear of something)
- Anxiety (rapid heart rate and increased alertness)
- Attacking without provocation
- Housetraining aversions
- Going outside the litter box
- Urine marking within your house
- Inability to Sleep
- Constant licking, over-grooming, or other repetitive behaviors
- Excessive meowing or barking for no reason