Behavior problems are the main reason that pets are surrendered to animal shelters. In recent years, the science of treating behavior problems has advanced steadily. We now have a greater understanding of problem behaviors as well as appropriate treatment strategies. When behavioral concerns are successfully managed, the relationship between pets and their people improves.
Our behaviorist, Dr. Ellen Lindell is an experienced board-certified veterinary specialist, is trained to treat conditions that are behavioral as well as those with an underlying medical cause. Whether focusing on prevention or treatment, our behavior service can improve pet well-being, thereby strengthening the bond between pets and owners.
We offer comprehensive consultations to evaluate your pet and explain the reasons for any undesirable behaviors. If needed, underlying medical conditions that might affect behavior will be reviewed to make a proper diagnosis. We’ll create a customized treatment plan outlining the steps needed to control the behavior. Most treatment plans involve both environmental and behavioral modification. Some pets can benefit from medications as well. Some common issues we can help resolve include: