Managing Pet Behavior in Atlanta, GA

While some unruly behaviors in pets can be addressed with training, others might require a different approach. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for pets to be surrendered to shelters because of their behavior, though in many cases this behavior can be managed and treated with a veterinarian’s help. On the other hand, we know how stressful and difficult a pet’s disruptive (or even destructive) behaviors can be for everyone else in their household. At Pharr Road Animal Hospital, we aim to do all that we can to help dogs and cats have a harmonious and peaceful relationship with their families. We can offer various treatment options to lessen or even eliminate their harmful behaviors.

Having trouble with your pet’s behavior and need help?
Call (404) 237-4601.

Types of Behavioral Problems We can Help to Improve

Pet misbehavior can take many different forms, from urinating in the house to acting aggressively towards people or other animals. One way or another, these issues can prevent people from forming strong bonds with their pets and can affect the well-being of everyone involved.

With a comprehensive approach by our veterinary team, we can help to improve a variety of behaviors, such as:

  • Aggression towards animals and/or people
  • Urine marking in the house
  • Eliminating in the house/going outside of the litter box
  • Food aggression
  • Fearfulness due to loud noises, people, or other animals
  • Destructive behaviors due to separation anxiety (ripping up/chewing furniture, for example)
  • Nipping or play biting
  • Excessive barking, whining, or meowing
  • Cognitive dysfunction, aggression, and house soiling in senior dogs
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How We can Help Your Pet

Pets do not behave badly out of spite. Their actions may be due to stress, boredom, or fear, but they can also be fueled by a medical issue. In order to find out the cause of your pet’s behavior, we’ll need to examine them, ask you questions about your pet’s life at home, and possibly run some diagnostic tests to get more information.

A well-rounded treatment typically includes behavior modification, changes to your pet’s environment, and some type of medical treatment. We are qualified to evaluate your pet’s behavior and prescribe the appropriate treatment based on their unique needs, but we can also recommend training exercises and other positive techniques to yield a better outcome.

Many disruptive or destructive behaviors can be improved with the right treatment (and lots of patience). If you need help, call us today at (404) 237-4601.