Pets are sentient creatures who can often develop behavioral problems because of personality, gaps in training, and other issues. Thankfully, a veterinarian can help you find solutions to many behavioral problems that occur. At Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital in Surrey, British Columbia, we have experience in helping individuals find effective ways to correct behavioral problems in their pets for many years.
Common Behavioral Problems in Pets
Dog owners frequently come to our veterinarian for help with housebreaking problems, destructive chewing, excessive barking, and symptoms of separation anxiety. Cat owners have other types of problems with their pets such as not using the litter box consistently, biting their owner, or aggressive behavior toward other pets in the house. Our veterinarian can recommend several measures to reduce troublesome behavior so you can enjoy your pet’s company.
Talking to Your Vet About Pet Behavior Problems
Pet owners should be prepared to describe their pet’s behavior in detail. Recent lifestyle changes such as moving, adding a new baby, or adding another pet should also be noted. In some cases, behavioral problems have physical causes such as bladder infections, kidney stones, or other health issues. Our veterinarian will conduct tests to determine the underlying causes of your pet’s behavioral problems before creating a plan to address them. If no underlying health problem is found, the vet can then address the issue through behavioral counseling.
How Behavior Consultations Can Help
Our veterinarian has long years of training and experience in the health and behavior of animals of many kinds. We have access to the most up-to-date research on psychology and animal behavior. Our vet can also refer you to reputable trainers in your area to help modify objectionable behavior. Using these tools, you can be assured that whatever your pet’s problem is, it will be effectively resolved.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian for Behavioral Consultations in Surrey
Dr. Virk, Dr. Ghuman, and the rest of our team at Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing quality pet care services for residents of Surrey, British Columbia, and the surrounding areas. We offer many veterinary services for pets, including vaccination, parasite prevention, dental care, surgery, and boarding. Contact Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital today at (604) 536-3131 or use our online form to make an appointment to learn how we can help modify your pet’s behavior.