Unfortunately one of the more common reasons for relinquishment or euthanasia of a pet is behavioral problems. These include aggression, house soiling, separation anxiety, phobias and compulsive disorders. Some problems are environmental or due to upbringing, while others are breed related or multifactorial. A detailed history obtained through a comprehensive questionaire, laboratory tests, and observation of the pet as well as client discussions are all utilized to diagnose behavior problems. Therapies involve environmental and behavior modifications, training, and medication. A committed owner is an important part of a successful outcome.
- Compulsive disorders
- Separation Anxiety
- Aggression: Dominance, interdog or intercat aggression, fear based aggression
- Thunderstorm and other phobias
- Elimination ( house soiling ) disorders
Please contact any of our offices if you are experiencing behavioral problems at home with your pet. We will schedule you an appointment with Dr. Jean DeNapoli right away!