Correction of problem behaviors is most effective if treatment is implemented early, particularly if they occur in puppies, kittens or young adults.
Pets that have been rehomed may be at higher risk of developing anxiety related conditions, such as separation distress, fear and aggression.
Assessment by a Veterinary Behaviour Consultant should be
considered promptly for pets that are showing signs of:
- Fear of people and other pets
- Aggression including lunging on leash, growling and biting
- Phobias and panic, for example during storm, fireworks, cars, leash walks, noises etc
- Barking and distress when left on their own
- Compulsive behaviours such as circling, sucking, licking and
swallowing items such as rocks
- An apparent inability to focus and learn
- Increased motor activity, reactivity
- Barking at everything and everyone
- Hyper-reactivity and an inability to settle
Whilst a cure may not be possible, with understanding, management and sometimes medication, together we can help provide both you and your special pet with an improved quality of life.