DOES YOUR PET SUFFER FROM BEHAVIORAL ISSUES? WE CAN HELP!
Dealing with your pet’s behavioral issues can be difficult and overwhelming. It is not always easy to figure out the right type of training or if medication might be necessary, but that is why Indian Creek Pet Hospital is here to help! We can help you decide what will best benefit your pet when dealing with the following behavioral issues:
- Aggression: When your pet becomes aggressive with people or animals, either in the home or outside of the homes
- Compulsive Disorders: Symptoms include shadow chasing, tail chasing, tail biting, flank sucking, acral lick dermatitis, wool sucking, and psychogenic alopecia, just to name a few
- Anxiety: When your pet suffers from any type of fear like separation anxiety or fear from a thunderstorm
- Species-Typical Behaviors: An example is urine-spraying (marking its territory)
- Nuisance Behaviors: This includes excess barking, jumping on other people or animals, digging, nipping people or animals, chewing on furniture, clothes, shoes, etc.
If your pet suffers from any of these symptoms or other symptoms not listed, please call us at (239) 466-5555 to schedule a visit for your pet with one of our veterinarians!
At Indian Creek Pet Hospital, the initial step in the behavior evaluation process is a thorough assessment. The veterinarians and behaviorists take the time to understand the pet’s history, home environment, and relationship with their family. They may also conduct tests and observations to gain deeper insights into the pet’s behavioral patterns. This comprehensive evaluation enables them to formulate a tailored behavior modification plan, considering the pet’s unique needs and the owner’s lifestyle.
The clinic believes in utilizing positive reinforcement techniques whenever possible to encourage desired pet behaviors. Through positive reinforcement, pets are motivated to repeat behaviors that result in rewards, creating a positive association and fostering better relationships with their owners. These techniques are implemented in conjunction with other evidence-based methods to modify unwanted behaviors gently.