One of the number
one reasons pets are surrendered to the humane society is for behavioral
issues. As puppies and kittens come in, we take time to ensure your new
addition is fitting in well with your family and address behavioral
issues you may have, such as house training, teething or biting, and
discuss Manners 101.
But don't stop there! As your pet ages, you
need to keep training, even if it is to teach some tricks. Our pets love
the interaction, and become bored without it. Boredom leads to bad
habits such as chewing, digging and barking. Separation anxiety is a
common condition in dogs, and anyone who has watched their pet become
frantic when they or someone else leave the house can't help but feel
distraught along with their pet.
We offer behavioral consultation
where we evaluate your pet to rule-out a physical cause for the
behavior. If your pet is healthy, we discuss behavior modification and
have a full set of handouts for reading at home, references to competent
trainers, including one-on-one in-home experts, and as a last resort,
may prescribe medication to help assist in the training process.
urination and spraying in cats is a common frustrating problem. In many
cases, it starts with a bladder infection, so we always start with a
comprehensive physical exam and urinalysis. If there is no infection, we
delve into your cat's psyche! Cats are creatures of habit and sometimes
some small change in their environment may trigger inappropriate
urination. We also discuss litter box location, cleaning rituals, litter
type and more.
Our Health Care Team cumulatively has over 50
years experience in animal care and training and know a lot of "tricks"
to maintaining a well-behaved pet. We have all been there! Sometimes a
minor adjustment in the home environment makes all the difference.