Pets are important members of your family. Like siblings and children, pets may at times exhibit behaviors that create challenges for the family. It is important to know that unhealthy or unappealing pet behaviors can be addressed and managed so you can enjoy your smallest family members! At Petsadena, we work with families to correct behavioral issues as early and quickly as possible.
Common behavioral issues addressed in our Pasadena animal clinic include:
- Fear issues
- Separation anxiety
- Urine marking
- Unruly behavior
- Attention seeking behaviors
- Noise phobia
- Excessive barking
- Soiling in the house
- Inappropriate scratching or chewing
- Cognitive dysfunction (yes, pets can get Alzheimer’s)
Does your pet need a little help?
Any behavior that a pet exhibits that is disruptive to family life, to the pet’s quality of life, or to health and safety, warrants a consultation for corrective care. In our friendly veterinary clinic, we seek an ethical solution so that behavior and family life, as well as your pet’s wellbeing, can be improved.
It is important to realize that pets form habits just like people. The longer a pet continues unhealthy behavior, such as eating your favorite book while you are away, the more this behavior becomes ingrained in the behavioral pattern. The more ingrained a behavior, the more challenging it will be to correct.
If a problematic behavior persists for more than a week or two, contact our office for a consultation with our experienced team.
How behavioral issues are handled
There are numerous ways that behavioral issues may be addressed. One of the reasons to see your veterinarian for help is because we know your pet. We can assess health and medical history to determine if there may be an underlying issue that is causing your pet to behave poorly. When medical issues are ruled out, we can discuss ways to manage behavior at home. Sometimes this includes a consultation or session with an experienced animal trainer. Depending on the severity of behavioral issues, we may make a recommendation to a specialized animal behaviorist.
When addressing animal behavior issues, our team, and those we refer to, use logic and compassion to make the necessary corrections using positive reinforcement and appropriate therapies.
Don’t wait. Schedule a consultation for behavioral care at Petsadena.