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.