Behavior Treatment for Your Pet
We love our pets, but sometimes they don't always behave as they should. Whether it's aggression, separation anxiety, or house-training problems, sometimes a pet may need professional help. Getting the professional help your pet needs will make their lives and yours more enjoyable. At White Marsh Animal Hospital in White Marsh, we can give pets the treatment needed to help improve their behavior.
Behavior Problems in Pets
Pets can struggle with a variety of behavioral difficulties.
- House-Training: Elimination disorders can occur at home or may only happen when a pet is away from home. While it's easier to train or retrain a younger dog, older dogs can recover from elimination disorders.
- Separation Anxiety: Some pets may howl and bark excessively or destroy property when separated from their owners. Causes of separation anxiety can include having new owners, moving to a new residence, or a change of schedule.
- Noise Phobia: Some animals exhibit behavior problems if they hear loud noises such as fireworks. Creating a soft, safe space for your pet, with blankets and favorite toys, may help.
- Aggression: Some cats and dogs may snap, growl, or bite when around other pets or people. Animals will sometimes struggle with aggression because of fear, frustration, possessiveness, or to show dominance in certain situations.
Available Treatment Options
There are several ways to help improve a pet's behavior. The first step is to eliminate any underlying medical conditions that may be related to problems such as elimination disorder, aggression, or other behavioral problems. A qualified veterinarian can test your pet to see if a medical condition is causing a behavior problem. Once medical conditions have been eliminated, a veterinarian can suggest a variety of ways to help reduce behavior problems. One way to improve house-training problems for cats is to provide more litter boxes in different areas of the house. Medication is sometimes prescribed for animals if you know your pet will be exposed to loud noises such as fireworks.
Contact White Marsh Animal Hospital
At White Marsh Animal Hospital, we offer full-service animal care including wellness exams, preventative care, pet dentistry, vaccinations, and neutering and spaying services. We can evaluate your pet and help determine the best treatment options for your pet's behavioral problems. Our experienced veterinarians will work with you to provide the best care possible for your pet. Working with our skilled veterinary professionals can make a positive difference in the quality of your pet's life. Contact us today at (410) 335-8400 to schedule an appointment at White Marsh Animal Hospital in White Marsh, MD.