Is bad behavior driving a wedge between you and your pet?
Whether it’s a basic house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. Thankfully, the experienced team at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center is here to help restore peace and balance back into your home.
Understanding the Problem
The key to conquering animal behavior issues is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can easily be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that goes to the bathroom outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health concern.
Once we’ve established a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign 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 we can assist with include:
- House training
- Excessive barking
- Destructive behavior
A Plan That Gets Results
With an accurate diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a variety of different ways to approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to create a customized plan that gets results.
Don’t allow unwanted behavior to prevent you from bonding with your pet. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.