Pet Behavior Counseling in Watertown
Pets have adapted to live with humans for thousands of years. Many of them find ways to please their people so they get the love and attention that they crave and deserve. While many pet owners can teach their pets tricks and proper behavior, others hit a wall when it comes to unacceptable behavior inside and outside of the home. At Watertown Animal Hospital, our veterinarian can provide important insight into why you are cat or dog is behaving poorly and what can be done about it.
What to Expect During Pet Behavior Counseling
We have years of experience providing Watertown pet owners with behavioral counseling services. Behavior issues range from uncontrollable barking to scratching and biting. Sometimes, this behavior is directed at people, and other times it's directed at other animals. You can trust our veterinarians to get inside your pet's head and figure out how to curb their bad behavior.
Is Pet Behavior Counseling Necessary?
It may be important to find out why your pet acts the way they do. For example, if your pet craves attention, it may urinate or defecate inside the home or meow or bark incessantly. Many odd animal behaviors stem from psychological or emotional issues. When pets are scared, lonely, or bored, they may act out. Our clients commonly bring their pets to the veterinarian for help addressing the following behaviors:
- Being highly vocal
- Constantly begging for food
- Food guarding
- Excessive chewing
Benefits of Behavior Counseling
Pet behavioral therapy can help your cat, dog or other pet learn to deal with the root causes of bad behavior. Our veterinarian often recommends that you encourage your pet to become more physically active. Our veterinarian may also recommend that you set aside time to play with your pet and pay attention to them. Consistency is key. If your cat or dog knows they can cuddle up to you at a certain time every day, it can help reduce the loneliness and anxiety they feel when you are not there.
Some pets are too friendly while others may snap at unfamiliar animals and people. Our veterinarian may recommend exercises to promote healthy behaviors and help your pet remain calm and happy.
Veterinarian in Watertown
If you believe your pet will benefit from behavior counseling, Watertown Animal Hospital is ready to assist you. For more information on pet behavioral counseling or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (860) 274-2212.