HEALTH MAINTENANCE CARE
It is not uncommon for the human/animal bond to become a bit frayed due to behavior challenges in our pets. In fact, behavior issues are often cited when people give up a pet.
For example, new puppies and kittens are very cute and fun, but they require housebreaking and training so they integrate well with your family and any other pets you may have. The same is true of adopted adult pets, especially if they have ingrained behavior traits that don’t mesh well with your household.
There are also times where a physical malady can affect behavior. For example, a pet with cystitis or kidney disease may have issues with inappropriate voiding. This is not a behavior issue, but a sign and symptom of an underlying disease that requires medical treatment from your Millwood veterinarian.
Millwood Animal Hospital strives to help our clients strengthen the bond they share with their pets and we believe that helping you with behavior issues is an important aspect of our work. Your veterinarian can help you with many of your pet’s problems including inappropriate urination or defecation, aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, introduction of new pets into the household and household pets that are in conflict with one another.
If your pet exhibits a sudden change in behavior, we will identify its cause and provide appropriate medical treatment and behavior counseling if needed. If your pet’s behavioral issue is significantly complicated or beyond our area of expertise, we can refer you to a board certified animal behaviorist.