Behavioral Counseling

Does your pet act out in ways that are making it difficult for you both to bond? Are you frustrated dealing with unwanted behavior and feel like you’re at the end of your rope? If so, we want to encourage you not to give up! Pet behavior issues are something that almost every pet parent deals with at some point, so you’re most certainly not alone. More importantly, the team at Acadiana Veterinary Clinic is here to help.

Our staff is trained and experienced in all aspects of companion animal behavior and are adept at identifying the root cause of behavior issues. We’ll get to the bottom of the problem and work with you to develop the most effective plan possible to achieve real, permanent results. This is important, because the only way to truly overcome a behavior problem is to understand precisely what that problem is.

We will start by ruling out any potential medical causes for your pet’s behavior. For instance, could your pet’s refusal to urinate in the litter box actually be caused by a health problem, like a urinary tract infection? In these cases, simply treating the medical problem is usually enough to eliminate the problem behavior.

Once we’ve given your pet a clean bill of health, we’ll move on to diagnosing the exact behavior issue at hand. Some of the more common behavior problems that we see on a regular basis include:

  • House Training Problems
  • Excessive Barking
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Obsessive/Compulsive Behavior
  • Aggression
  • Jumping
  • Biting
  • Fear/Anxiety

Once we’ve determined which behavior we’re dealing with, we’ll work with you to provide all the tools, education and support you need to effectively address and eliminate the unwanted behavior once and for all. We can advise you on various behavior modification techniques and help you come up with a plan that will best suit your lifestyle and situation.

If you’re struggling with unwanted pet behavior, don’t give up. Give us a call! Through perseverance, patience and commitment, we’re confident that together, we will be able to bring out the balanced, well-behaved member of the family we all know your pet is capable of becoming.