Is Your Pet Behaving Badly?

Let Us Help Identify the Source of Problem Behaviors and Help You Find Solutions

Your pet’s behavior has a considerable, direct impact on how well you bond with each other and how comfortable and happy you are sharing the same household. Left unaddressed, behavior problems can escalate, resulting in anger and frustration, perhaps leading to the difficult decision to surrender your pet to a shelter.  

Should your pet have behavior issues, Small Animal Primary Care is here to help. By identifying and discussing your pet’s behavior issues when they first appear, we can work together to develop treatment plans and training interventions that will lessen or eliminate the problem behaviors, ease tensions and restore and strengthen a satisfying relationship with your pet.

Among the issues we can help you address —

  • Marking and soiling the house
  • Excessive barking or meowing
  • Noise and separation anxieties
  • Destructive scratching
  • Aggression toward other animals
  • Aggression toward people
  • Compulsive, repetitive behaviors
  • Jumping on people and pulling on the leash
  • Introducing a new baby or pet into the household

In some cases, we will identify a medical issue as the cause of the problem behavior. Once the illness is treated, the behavior problems resolve. In other cases, we may suggest drug therapy or behavior modification techniques you can do at home to mitigate or eliminate the behavior problem.

For more severe behavioral issues requiring intervention beyond the scope of primary care, we typically will refer you to Purdue University’s Animal Behavior Clinic.