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It is not uncommon for the human/animal bond to become a bit frayed due to behaviour challenges in our pets. In fact, behaviour issues are often cited when people give up a pet.

For example, new puppies and kittens are very cute and fun, but they require 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 behaviour traits that don’t mesh well with your household.

There are also times where a physical malady can affect behaviour. For example, a pet with cystitis or kidney disease may have issues with inappropriate urination. This is not a behaviour issue, but a sign and symptom of an underlying disease that requires medical treatment from your veterinarian.

Our veterinary staff strive to help our clients strengthen the bond they share with their pets and we believe that helping you with behaviour 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.

Once a behavioural assessment has been conducted by our vets, to fully understand the nature of the problem we then work closely with Dr Dee Scott (Veterinary Behavioural Specialist) to provide you with behavioural modification strategies, use of calmatives (such as pheromones) and medication (if necessary).

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