We offer behavioural counselling to help pet parents create a healthy and peaceful environment for themselves and their loyal companion. Behavioural problems can stem from a variety of issues including previous trauma, lack of stimulation, health issues and even anxiety. If you are struggling with your cat or dog’s behaviour you are not alone, approximately 15% of pet parents have the same issue. At our hospital, we have set out to help pet owners just like you through our behavioural counselling program.
What behaviours should I be concerned about?
Your feline or canine companion can be mischievous, but sometimes their naughty behaviour can be too much for you to manage. This is when you should seek out counselling. If it is difficult for you to predict or control your dog or cat’s behaviour we recommend behavioural counselling. It is especially important that you schedule an appointment if these naughty behaviours cause harm to you, other people and animals and even to your loyal companion. If you're considering behavioural counselling for your pet, please call us at 613-732-3641 for a consultation.
How can behavioural counselling benefit my cat or dog?
With behavioural counselling, our team will recommend and demonstrate different techniques to curb your loyal companion’s problematic behaviours. The first step is to rule out any health factors, which means we will do some diagnostic testing. Once health issues are ruled out then we can begin to tackle their behaviours. The techniques that we recommend will desensitize your cat or dog to what is triggering them in the first place. Our behavioural counselling program has created healthier habits for cats and dogs who previously did the following:
- Excessive licking or scratching
- Pacing or restlessness
- Hiding and whining
- Aggression towards humans and other animals
- Soiling the house
- Refusing to eat
- Trembling and shaking