We see a variety of behavioural problems at 4 Paws Vet in both dogs and cats. Behavioural changes in your pet usually does not mean that he is “just naughty” but can usually be attributed to underlying medical problems. That’s why it is necessary to carry out a thorough history and clinical examination of your pet, usually followed by other medical tests. This will enable us to hopefully get to the source of why your pet is misbehaving or stressed.
The behaviour consultations at 4 Paws Vet are longer than a regular consultation to reflect the complex nature of behavioural problems. Some examples of the more commonly seen problems are cats urinating outside the litter tray, fearful dogs and aggressive cats and dogs. The main thing to know about behavioural problems is that they are best sorted out as soon as the problem starts – the longer you let it go on, the more likely your pet will form an undesirable habit that is likely to be harder to manage.