arlington heights veterinary hospital

Experienced Pet Behavior Counselors Serving

Ellettsville and Bloomington IN

Even basic behavioral problems in cats and dogs can be difficult to tackle on your own. At Arlington Heights Veterinary Hospital, we have a number of pet behavior experts on staff to assist you in getting these issues under control.

Commonly addressed pet behavior problems may include:

  • Housebreaking
  • Aggression
  • Destructive behavior
  • Dominance
  • Trouble getting along with other household pets and family members
  • Separation anxiety

Our pet behavior specialists can give you the tools you need to deal with these issues and more.

Pet Behavioral Counseling

One of the first steps we take when addressing behavioral problems is to consult with owners. This is the best way to gather the information needed to understand the specific issues at hand.

After we get an idea of just what we're dealing with, we run a number of tests to make sure the behavior in question is not the result of a physical problem. If the problem cannot be explained by diagnostics, we can begin to develop a care plan to address the issue.

Common Fixes for Problem Behaviors

Many issues, such as those related to housebreaking and aggression, can be modified using therapeutic techniques at home, while conditions such as acute separation anxiety may be treated with medications. Spaying or neutering is also highly recommended if the patient has not already received a sterilization procedure, as this basic surgery has substantial effects on modifying pet behavior. When working through the counseling process, we make sure to offer plenty of resources for owners dealing with problem behaviors at home.

Above all, it is most important that we work with you to develop a plan for modifying behavior that will be most effective for your pet. If you'd like to know more about our animal behavioral counseling services, please contact us today.