Keeping Pets Well-Behaved and Happy
Rambunctious puppies and kittens can be quite cute, but if these behaviors endure into adulthood, they can become a major problem. Of course, some undesirable behaviors can be triggered by noise aversion or separation anxiety, which can make your pet miserable and prone to destructive habits. Whatever the reason for their behavior, we know how frustrating and stressful it can be. That’s why we provide pet behavior services here at Groveport Canal Animal Hospital to help pet owners live in harmony with their four-legged family members.
Types of Unwanted Behaviors in Pets
We offer pet behavior services for pets of all ages and sizes here in Groveport, and address behavioral problems such as:
- Urinating or defecating in the house
- Chewing up furniture
- Eating inedible objects
- Constant barking
- Food aggression
- Aggression towards other animals
- Jumping up on people
What’s Causing My Pet’s Bad Behavior?
Pet behavior can be challenging to manage, especially if you don’t know the cause. One of the things we’ll be happy to discuss with you during your consultation is what might be triggering and/or enabling this behavior. A variety of factors could be responsible, including:
- Lack of proper socialization
- Noise aversion (thunderstorms, fireworks, etc.)
- Other animals in the house
- Maltreatment (if pet came from a previous owner)
How We Can Help You Help Your Pet
We combine counseling and frequent monitoring in our behavior management protocol. For pets that need further support, we can provide medical therapy as needed. The key to improving unruly or destructive behaviors is communication—alert us of your pet’s behaviors immediately, so we can formulate a strategy. We’ll begin by conducting a physical examination of your pet, then discuss and evaluate their lifestyle with you. Once we’ve isolated the likely cause (or causes), we can move forward with a treatment plan.
Our veterinarians and support staff work hard to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in behavioral management research. There’s nothing we want more than to keep pets and their owners together, and we’ll work with you in any way we can to ensure that your pet remains a loving member of your family.