Helping Pet Owners Address Problem Behaviors

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While we like to think of our pets as perfect, there are times when they display behaviors that are less than desirable. Many reasons that may lead to unwanted pet behavior include:

  • A new pet in the puppy or kitten stage
  • An adult pet coming into a new home
  • Adding a new pet to the family
  • Welcoming a new baby to the family
  • Changes in the family routine (returning to work, leaving for vacation)

The staff at Cordova Veterinary Hospital is trained in identifying undesirable behaviors and working with you to address troublesome behavior before it creates a negative divide in the owner–pet bond. While each pet is unique, the most common behavior issues we see are:

  • Aggression toward people or other animals
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Digging
  • Excessive excitability
  • House training issues
  • Inappropriate urination/defecation
  • Noise phobias

Our veterinarians and staff can provide suggestions and demonstrate training techniques during any of your veterinary visits. In addition, if more personalized attention is required, we can recommend the services of a local pet training specialist:

Cindy Smith—The Right Steps Dog Training
Madison Plaza
8516 Madison Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

  UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Services
(530) 752-1393

The veterinarians and staff at Cordova Veterinary Hospital understand that establishing an environment in which the needs of both the pet and the pet owner are met is a crucial part of creating a happy home for your four-legged family member. We encourage all of our patients to utilize the training and knowledge of our staff in addressing any behavior concerns they may be experiencing.