Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another and sadly, they can create such frustration it breaks the bond between pet and person. At Animal Care Group of Lake Oswego our veterinarians and technicians are experienced and educated about behavior problems and can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help calm your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training.
Some typical behavior issues that we can help you with include:
- Separation anxiety
- Noise aversion
- Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
- Excessive barking
- Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
Initially, it’s always important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem. If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.
Our Veterinarians have experienced many issues related to undesirable pet behavior. They work closely with you to rule out medical reasons and determine the best course of action for you and your pet. When necessary, our veterinarians consult with Board Certified Animal Behaviorists to ensure you’re getting the best behaivor counseling available.
To schedule an appointment or consultation with a veterinarian, call us at 503-850-6280.