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Behavioral Counseling

Does your pet act out in ways that make it difficult to bond with them? You know what we’re talking about. Tired of coming home to find messes on the floor, or your favorite pair of shoes chewed beyond recognition? Frustrated with the way your pet responds aggressively to other people or animals? Losing track of the complaints from your neighbors about your dog’s incessant barking?

If you’re struggling with an unwanted behavior and you feel as though you’re at the end of your rope, you’re not alone. In fact, bad pet behavior is the single most common reason why people relinquish their pets to shelters. Before you give up and throw in the towel – the team at Camden Pet Hospital can help!

Our doctors and support staff are experienced in all aspects of companion animal behavior. We can help pinpoint the reasons why your pet is acting out, and then arm you with all the education, tools and support you need to overcome that bad behavior once and for all. Let us help restore peace and balance in your home and provide a foundation for a lifetime of companionship with your pet.

The key to overcoming unwanted behavior is identifying the real reasons behind why your pet is acting out. In many cases, the behavior you’re dealing with is merely a small symptom of a bigger problem. For instance, your pet’s destructive behavior whenever he or she is left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. Only when we uncover the true issue at hand can we successfully address and overcome it.

It’s also important that we rule out any potential medical causes for your pet’s behavior. Many illnesses cause symptoms that can easily be mistaken for bad behavior. For example, the reason your pet keeps urinating in the house or outside the litter box may have to do with an infection, rather than a behavioral issue. We need to determine whether the problems you’re dealing with can be addressed with medical intervention.

When all medical causes have been ruled out, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Our team is well-versed in a number of highly effective behavior modification techniques that are proven to get real, permanent results. Some of the many behavior issues we can assist with include, but are not limited to:

  • Aggression
  • House Training Problems
  • Biting
  • Digging
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Chewing
  • Excessive Barking
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • More…

Don’t waste another moment struggling with unwanted pet behavior. Let the team at Camden Pet Hospital help bring out the balanced, well-behaved family member you know your pet is capable of becoming.

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