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Is unwanted pet behavior stressing you out?

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more concerning, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be unpleasant for everyone. The experienced team at Peterborough West Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in companion animals is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many illnesses have symptoms that can easily be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that eliminates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually experiencing a health issue.

Once we’ve achieved 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 larger 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 the precise situation so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior issues we can provide assistance with include:

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

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 we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work alongside you to create a customized plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your animal family member. Give the caring crew at Peterborough West Animal Hospital a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Peterborough West Animal Hospital

2605 Stewart Line, 
Cavan Monaghan, Ontario K9J 0G5
t: 705-745-4800

Business Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 6pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays – Sundays: Closed
Dog Park is open 24/7

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