BEHAVIOR  

BEHAVIOR COUNSELING

 

Often people find themselves with pets that are exhibiting problem behaviors that a standard training class is unable to address. Behaviors such as separation anxiety, pet-to-pet aggression, pet-to-people aggression, marking, scratching, inappropriate urination/defecation and even obsessive-compulsive behaviors are just a few examples of some of the more common problems that fall into this category.

 

Often the problem we see with our pets has nothing to do with a physical ailment but it is behavioral. Some behavioral problems can be so serious that they threaten the life of the pet when a frustrated or fearful pet owner can no longer cope with the difficult or aggressive actions of their pet and are considering euthanasia.

The Veterinarians at Veterinary Associates of South Florida are well trained in pet behaviour and are prepared to counsel and teach pet owners on how to treat their pet's fear, anxiety or aggression based problems. At times medications may even be prescribed as part of the treatment protocol.