Do you have your hands full with a misbehaving pet?
If you have trouble with a pet with behavioral problems then you are among 40% of the population. This likely doesn't make you feel much better about the garbage strewn around your kitchen or the hole in your brand new sofa. What might make you feel better is that our team of veterinarians is here to help!
Whether your pet is misbehaving due to behavioral problems or due to an underlying health or psychological condition, our veterinarians are prepared to tackle the problem head on. Through behavioral counseling, our vets will be able to assess your pets unique situation and determine the right course of action for them based on the root cause of their behavior.
The Importance of Behavioral Counseling
Behavioral problems are the number one cause of pets ending up in local shelters. It is the goal of our veterinarians and staff to prevent this from continuing by providing behavioral counseling and referrals when necessary.
What Happens During Behavioral Counseling For My Pet?
The most important thing that will take place during your behavioral counseling session will be an evaluation of your pet, their schedule, and their behavior types. This evaluation will help to determine whether there are any underlying health concerns that could be causing poor behavior patterns. Taking a look at your pets (and your) schedule will help to determine whether your pet is misbehaving as a result of preventable causes such as boredom. Lastly, a look at your pets type of behavior when they are misbehaving will help to determine why they may be misbehaving.
If during your pets behavioral counseling session, our vets determine that intervention is needed from a professional animal behaviorist or trainer, the name of a board-certified specialist will be provided to you. In these circumstances it is always recommended that you follow up with the specialist referred to you as soon as possible in order to set your pet up for success!
Not all poor behavioral patterns will require professional intervention. In some cases all that is required to help to get your pet on the right track is a slight change in your schedule or pharmaceutical intervention for a medical condition.
To find out what your pet needs to improve their behavioral patterns set up your behavioral counseling session with one of our vet's today!
If your pet is in need of behavioral counseling, set up an appointment with us today and allow us to set up an individualized behavioral treatment plan with your pet's individual needs in mind.
Call Us: (919) 870-7000
Visit Us: 9309 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613
Hours: MWF: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
TR: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Boarding pickup from 5 - 6 p.m.