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Behavioural Counselling for Pets

Unfortunately, there may come a time when your pet will display disruptive behaviour. It’s normal for pets to misbehave from time to time, but if their problematic actions last for an extended period, it may be time to seek professional guidance. Our team of veterinary experts here at the hospital are well-equipped to handle their behavioural therapy. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

What happens during behavioural counselling for pets?

At your first consultation, you will have an opportunity to explain the behavioural problems that you are experiencing with your pet. From there, we will build a behaviour modification plan tailored specifically for your pet, with consideration to any additional health conditions they may have and your lifestyle. We will schedule follow-up appointments in order to track your progress and alter the plan as needed.

What are signs that a pet may need behavioural counselling?

Generally speaking, behavioural problems go beyond difficulty with obedience or agility. Below are some of the common issues that warrant further therapy and action. If you see that your pet is displaying any of these symptoms for an extended time, we advise that you contact us ASAP. Aside from behavioural problems, these actions can also be indicators of underlying medical conditions.

  • Aggression towards you, other people and other animals (e.g. biting, growling, hissing, scratching)
  • Anxiety (e.g. pacing, panting, hiding, excessive licking)
  • Destroying furniture, lack of appetite, excessive urinating
  • Is behavioural counselling for pets covered by insurance?

    Every insurance provider is different. It’s best to contact your provider directly so that you can figure out if they cover treatments related to behavioural counselling.

    Last updated: June 1, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    5. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    - Your dedicated team at Pacific Rim Veterinary Hospital