Understanding Your Pet’s Behavior

Pet BehaviorOur veterinary team is experienced in diagnosing problems that may respond to behavior training. Some problem behaviors are related to medical ailments, such as a friendly dog becoming aggressive due to undiagnosed pain, an aging pet that refuses to respond to commands due to increasing deafness, or a cat that inappropriately urinates due to a urinary tract infection.

One of the most common conditions that causes behavioral issues is separation anxiety. Behaviors issues can arise when dogs are left alone for too long while their owners are out or at work. The behaviors can range from excessive barking to destructive behaviors. Often times allowing these dogs to spend 2 to 3 days in our Doggy Day Camp will alleviate this condition.

All abnormal behaviors should be considered significant enough to discuss with us. We can then determine whether or not it is medical versus truly behavioral in etiology. If medical reasons for the abnormal behavior have been ruled out, we may suggest certain behavioral modifications or will refer you to a behaviorist.

If your pet exhibits abnormal or unwanted behaviors, please do not hesitate to contact us for direction and guidance.