Pet Behavioral Counseling
If you’re new to pet ownership, you may find some of your pet’s behaviors difficult to handle. Over time, you may even give up your pet due to unacceptable behaviors that make him or her difficult to live with. At Power Road Animal Hospital, we offer pet behavior counseling services that can help correct cat or dog behavior issues that are making it difficult for you to bond with your canine or feline companion. Here’s how pet behavior counseling can be beneficial to you.
Potential Behavior Problems
No two pets are exactly alike when it comes to behavior. Some are docile and friendly and adjust easily to their new homes. Others have problems with aggression, roaming, or phobias that keep them from bonding with you and your family. Many pets with behavior problems wind up in shelters due to pet owners being unable to handle them.
Here are some common unacceptable behaviors you may be experiencing with your pet:
- Noise or separation anxiety
- Fear of people, objects, or other animals
- Inordinate desire to roam or run away
- Chronic barking or meowing
- Compulsive behavior like licking, pacing, etc.
- Destructive behaviors
Benefits of Behavior Counseling
Through pet behavior counseling, your Mesa veterinarian can help your pet overcome cat or dog behavior issues that make them difficult to live with. We’ll first examine your pet to see if his behavior stems from a health problem. Sometimes sickness or injuries can affect your pet’s behavior, causing him to become angry, aggressive, or withdrawn.
If your pet has no health issues, we’ll start working on improving your pet’s behavior so you can establish a better relationship with your kit or pup. Our goal is to correct behavioral issues, help improve your pet’s conduct and help strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
How Our Mesa Veterinarian Can Help with Pet Behavioral Problems
Veterinarians are professionally trained to assess pet health and behavior issues. This puts your Mesa veterinarian in a good position to help with pet behavior problems. Our first course of action is to diagnose the behavior and its underlying cause. If your normally docile pet suddenly displays aggressive behavior, he may be suffering from a toothache or other painful condition. Illness could be the cause of your pet’s anxiety or fear. If your pet’s errant behavior is due to health issues, correcting these problems could help resolve behavioral issues and improve the disposition of your pet.
See Our Mesa Veterinarian for Pet Behavior Counseling
If your canine or feline’s behavior is keeping you from enjoying his or her companionship, contact Power Road Animal Hospital in Mesa at (480) 641-4141 today to learn more about pet behavior counseling.