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Is unwanted behavior making it difficult to bond with your pet?

Whether it’s something simple, such as a house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Riverchase Animal Hospital is here to help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming animal behavior issues is identifying the precise problem. To do this, we must first rule out any potential medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can mimic bad behavior. For instance, a cat that eliminates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue.

With a clean bill of health in hand, the next step is determining the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is essential because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone could actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior problems our team can assist with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the last step is creating a strategy for conquering the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to develop a customized plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your furry family member. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.


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