Behavioral problems are consistently cited among the top reasons that cats and dogs are relinquished or euthanized. Many animals will display changes in behavior secondary to medical problems. For example, inappropriate urination in a companion animal may be due to a urinary tract infection, bladder stones or tumors, stress, systemic imbalances, and other medical problems.
Pet owners stuggle with behavior problems that are emotionally draining, frustrating, and at times even dangerous. The first step in the evaluation of any behavior change in your pet is a thorough history and physical evaluation at Christensen Animal Hospital to rule out any medical cause. We understand just how frustrating behavior problems can be no matter how great or small. Our veterinarians at Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette are trained to help you identify, authenticate the problem and to help you implement a behavioral modification plan that will work for both your pet and your family. We are well versed in the use of behavior drug therapy which will facilitate real change. This change allows you to go back to what is most important- your bond with your pet.
We also partner with local and regional certified trainers, obedience schools and camps, and when appropriate referral to a board certified veterinary behaviorist. Call Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette, IL at 847-251-2600 to begin solving your pet's behavior problems.