Behavioral Counseling

If you’re concerned about or bothered by an aspect of your pet’s behavior, we can help.

We can diagnose and treat many of the problems that arise with dogs and cats. Some behaviors may have an underlying health condition, and it is important to rule those out before assuming it’s a behavior problem. An example is inappropriate urination in cats, which can be the result of a urinary tract infection or bladder stone rather than an undesirable behavior. Another commonly misinterpreted behavior in dogs is licking or chewing their feet, which may actually be caused by environmental allergies rather than boredom.

Many aggressive, fearful or inappropriate behaviors in dogs and cats can be modified through a combination of desensitization and counter-conditioning. These techniques can have dramatic results when applied properly. In some cases, medication can also help. If the problem goes beyond the scope of our ability to treat your pet, we maintain excellent relationships with behavioral specialists and will refer you to them if needed.

Please let us know how we can help!