It can be stressful when your pet starts acting out of the ordinary. They could seem nosier or even more aggressive than usual. Our veterinary team can provide an extended consultation, where we offer our expert opinion to help tackle your pet’s potentially problematic behaviour. To learn more about behavioural counselling, please contact us at 519-661-0496.
How do I know my pet needs behavioural counselling?
Behavioural counselling is more than an intervention to correct your pet’s behavioural difficulties. They can have underlying conditions that are causing them to act out or masquerading as new quirks. After we’ve ruled out any medical issues, we can identify the cause of your pet’s behaviour. We use a comprehensive examination, which combines diagnostic tests, urinalysis and a physical exam, to recommend the best ways to treat your pet. Their behavioural plan is based on personalized treatments specific to your pet’s needs. We make adjustments based on what works best and can provide referrals to a specialist if we think your pet needs more support.
What types of behaviours do pet parents bring their pets in for?
Common concerns pet parents often have regarding their feline friend are:
- Spraying indoor
- Behaving strangely or out of character
- Peeing outside the litter box or around the house
- Scratching and destroying furniture
- Destroying the house when they’re alone
Common concerns pet parents often have regarding their canine friend are:
- Fighting with other dogs or pets
- Destroying the house when we leave for work
- Eating poop
- Trembling during thunderstorms
- Becoming aggressive unexpectedly
- Trying to bite others