Behavioral Consulting

Behavioral Counseling

At the community practice clinic we are committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners. Believe it or not, behavioral issues are the number one cause of humane euthanasia of companion animals in the USA. We are happy to work with you to develop behavioral and environmental modification techniques to decrease the occurrence of behavior problems. We can recommend local dog trainers for appropriate continued training, as well as help rule out any medical conditions that may be playing a part in behavioral problems.

Learn more from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) about veterinary behavioral philosophy, position statements, and many more interesting behavioral tips and links on AVSAB's website.

Animals with complicated, multiple or non-responsive behavioral conditions will be referred to our Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist

Environmental Enrichment

Indoor catsWe all love our pets, and value the quality they bring to our lives. But our lives are busy and most of us need to spend hours away from our companions during the day. We can help you to increase our companion pets' quality of life by suggesting many ways for you to enrich their environment. This will increase their mental stimulation, prevent boredom and behavior problems, and has been shown to help them maintain a healthy weight. You can visit the Indoor Pet Initiative which contains much helpful information about enriching the lives of dogs and indoor cats.