Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another, and sadly, they can create such frustration it breaks the bond between pet and person. Behavior problems are among the most common reasons pets are surrendered or rehomed.
At Adamston Veterinary Clinic, our team is experienced and educated about behavior problems and can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help calm your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training. Some typical behavior issues that we can help you with include:
- Separation anxiety
- Noise aversion
- Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
- Excessive barking
- Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
- Pica/Coprophagia (eating non-food objects and substances)
Initially, it’s always important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem. If you notice behavior changes or your pet acting abnormally, you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.