Pet Behavior Counseling

Behavior Counseling

Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let Pet Medical Center’s staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior for your pet and what you can do to change their inappropriate behaviors for the better! Pet Medical Center of Edmond, Oklahoma, has veterinarians and staff equipped with the skills, experience, and education needed to offer counseling that can help influence your pet’s behavior.

We are often presented with pets experiencing behavioral problems, including separation anxiety, storm phobias, obsessive/compulsive activity, urine marking/house soiling, senility (cognitive dysfunction), and aggression. Sometimes these problems are secondary to underlying disease processes, like urinary tract infections or hormonal imbalances, so our first order of business when addressing behavioral issues is always conducting a complete physical exam and diagnostic workup.

There is not a cure-all for behavioral problems, but once we rule out underlying disease as the cause, we often see marked improvement in the behavioral issue through a combination of training, medication, and/or diet.

We often hear complaints of separation anxiety and storm phobias from the pet owners we meet. Did you know these conditions can be improved consistently by using a common, safe, and inexpensive human medicine called fluoxetine? You probably know this drug by one of its retail names: Prozac. We have successfully improved the quality of life of countless dogs and cats (and their owners!) by prudent use of this medicine.

If you have any questions about managing or treating a suspected behavioral issue in your pet, then please call to schedule a counseling/consultation session.

Book an Appointment

Call us today at (405) 696-4185, book an appointment online, or stop by our veterinary clinic at 1001 West 15th Street, Edmond, Oklahoma.