It is estimated that more dogs and cats die annually as a result of behavior problems than all infectious diseases combined. Often
these animals are destroyed because the owners are not aware of any other solution. Over the past 25 years, the field of veterinary
behavior has been developed in response to this desperate need.
Animals with behavior problems may suffer from
neurochemical imbalances, medical conditions, learned fearful associations, and
conflicts over rules and social structure. Protocols to treat many common
behavioral problems have been devised and have helped countless animals and
their owners preserve their bonds.
- Aggression - toward people or other
- Excessive barking
- Inappropriate elimination - urination
- Phobias - thunderstorm, noise, novel situations
- Compulsive disorder
- Ingestion of inappropriate