Bad behaviours in your pet should not be ignored as they can lead to some serious problems. It’s normal for younger pets to be a bit mischievous, but when their actions move towards aggression or signs of anxiety it is time to seek help. About 15% of pet owners experience behavioural problems with their loyal companion. To discuss how we can help curb your pet’s problematic habits, please reach out to us at 905-576-3344.
How do I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?
We usually tell pet parents that their furry friend needs therapy when their actions can cause harm. When your pet starts to put themselves, other pets or humans in danger, then behavioural counselling is something that your veterinarian may recommend.
What are some bad behaviours that may indicate my pet needs therapy?
1. Loss of appetite
2. Excessive peeing
3. Aggressiveness towards other pets and loved ones
4. Excessive licking, pacing or hiding
These are all signs that your furry friend may need veterinary attention. Once our doctors determine that their actions are not medically related, we create a treatment plan to manage or stop these behaviours.