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Is unwanted behavior making it difficult to bond with your pet?

Whether it’s a simple house training issue or something more concerning, like aggression, unwanted pet behavior can be stressful for everyone. The experienced team at Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital can help restore peace and balance back into your home.

Understanding the Problem

The key to conquering animal behavior issues lies in accurately identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many health problems have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For example, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may not be acting out, but actually be experiencing a health issue.

Once we’ve established a clean bill of health, the next step is determining the exact behavior we’re dealing with. This is critical because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For instance, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a symptom of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to determine precisely what the situation is so we can address it swiftly and effectively.

Some of the behavior problems we can provide assistance with include:

  • House training
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Biting
  • Destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Fear/anxiety

A Plan That Gets Results

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the final step is developing a strategy for overcoming the problem behavior once and for all. There are a number of different ways we can approach a behavior issue. Whether it’s positive reinforcement, rewards, training or something else, we’ll work with you to customize a plan that gets results.

Don’t let unwanted behavior stand in the way of bonding with your animal family member. Give us a call and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital

7885 Mcleod Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2H 2Y6
t: 905-357-6777

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-noon