of Behavior Consulting
Many behaviors displayed by a pet are normal behaviors that become a
problem when performed in inappropriate contexts; then they become a
problem to us. Examples include when a dog barks at all people passing
by your house and a cat that prefers the softer texture of your sofa
to her litterbox. But sometimes the behavior displayed by a pet is completely
out of context and abnormal, as in certain types of aggression.
The goal of Vet Behavior Consults is to first determine which type of
behavior your pet is demonstrating (diagnosis) and whether it is normal
or abnormal under the circumstances. Once medical causes are ruled out
and a thorough history is reviewed and discussed in detail, a plan to
both manage and treat the behavior problem will be recommended. An important
part of the plan is regular follow-up in the form of telephone or e-mail
communication directly with the doctor.