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Behaviour

Our veterinarians will often help with behavioral advice and recommendations as part of your dog and cat’s yearly health check and vaccination. Small changes in managing your pet can help it be calmer and happier.

Cats often feel social pressures from neighbors cats and even your other pets. This can lead to behavior disturbances that cause over-grooming, changes in urination or aggression.

Sometimes medication is helpful in addressing these anxiety issues. To discuss these problems it is very worthwhile to book online or call for an appointment with one of our veterinarians who have interests in animal behavior. 9913-7979

The way our dogs behave and interact with both people and other animals is a vital part of how we enjoy pet ownership. At Pittwater Animal Hospital we take behavioral modification very seriously and our advice on how to choose a pet with a settled, confident temperament, is the first step in years of enjoying your companion. Our Puppy Preschool Classes are a really valuable learning tool for the new puppy owner. Problems are discussed and advice given, with follow up feedback sessions on the behavior of your new pet. Our trainers try to teach you how to respond to each developmental stage of the dog, before problems arise.

Even with the best of starts, many pets, just like many people, can suffer from anxiety issues as they mature. Pittwater offers consultations for animals who are showing problem behavioral changes. We can give you advice on environmental change, enrichment strategies and if necessary prescribe medication, or refer to a trainer. Some dogs may even need specialist referral, which we can arrange and then liaise with the specialist for on-going care.

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