Behavior Medicine

The first step to eliminating unwanted behavior, is to confirm that it is emotionally based, and not the result of illness. We often have owners frustrated by what they perceive as willful or spiteful behavior from an animal who has an underlying medical condition that is causing them to appear to “act out.” Once illness has been eliminated, there are a number of resources that can help you establish a healthy relationship with your pet.

Pets can suffer from a wide range of contributing factors, prior abuse, neglect, instability, conflicts in training to name a few, and solutions are often challenging. As with all issues relating to our pets, there is no single approach. Our doctors will assess your pet and formulate the appropriate program to address their individual needs. Often, a multi-tiered approach of training, in combination with a course of prescribed medication is warranted to restore balance to your pet, and return your relationship to one of harmony.

If you’re experiencing inappropriate behavior, call and let us help.