Pet Behavioral Counseling in Raleigh
Resolving Behavioral Issues Effectively
Do you have your hands full with a misbehaving pet? If you have trouble with your pet’s 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, but 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 pet’s 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 a Behavioral Counseling Session?
The most important step 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 pet’s schedule – and your own schedule – will help to determine whether your pet is misbehaving as a result of preventable causes such as boredom. Lastly, a look at type of misbehavior your pet exhibits will help to determine why they may be acting that way.
Solutions to the Problem
If our vets determine that intervention is needed from a professional animal behaviorist or trainer, we’ll provide the name of a board-certified specialist. In these circumstances, we always recommend that you follow up with the specialist referred to you as soon as possible to set your pet up for success.
Not all poor behavioral patterns will require professional intervention. In some cases, all that is required 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 in Raleigh with one of our vets today! Call (919) 887-8808.
“They do a great job of creating a calm environment.”- Anna Emslie
“The technicians and admin staff are kind, patient, and compassionate.”- Ashley Weaver
“I never felt rushed in the exam room”- Kari T.