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Behavioral Counseling

Is unwanted behavior making it difficult to bond with your pet?

Whether it’s something simple, like a house training issue, or a more serious concern, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Markham Veterinary Clinic can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to conquering animal behavior issues lies in identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many conditions have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be dealing with a health issue.

Once we’ve got a clean bill of health, the next step is determining the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is essential because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to identify precisely what the situation is so we can address it most effectively.

Some of the behavior problems we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are a variety of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior drive a wedge between you and your pet. Give Markham Veterinary Clinic a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Markham Veterinary Clinic

6605 Hwy#7 East, Unit 13/14
Markham, ON L3P 7P1
Clinic cell: (647)-261-9860
t: (905) 294-0522
f: (905) 294-0932

Working Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30am to 7pm
Friday: 8:30am to 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12pm