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Behavioral Counseling

We provide veterinary services for every stage
in your pet's life to a lifetime of preventive care.

Behavioral Counseling

Behavioral Counseling

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

Whether it’s a basic house training issue or something more serious, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The secret to overcoming animal behavior issues is pinpointing the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many ailments have symptoms that can mimic a behavior issue. For example, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue.

Once we’ve given your pet a clean bill of health, the next step is determining the behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a more significant problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For instance, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to identify precisely what we’re dealing with so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior problems we 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 developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a number of different ways to approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to tailor a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your pet. Give the caring crew at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Small Animal Medicine & Surgery

VISIT US

3200 Sherrills Ford Road
Salisbury, NC 28147

CONTACT US

t: (704) 636-6613
f: (704) 630-9218

WORKING HOURS

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-12:30pm
Saturday: Closed

For After Hours Emergency Call:
(704) 932-1182