Veterinarian Service

Pet Behavioral Counseling

Don’t give up without speaking with us today about how we can collaborate to improve your pet’s life!

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Pet Behavioral Counseling

Our veterinary team has extensive experience working with a wide range of animals and can assist you in determining the root cause of your pet’s behavioral issues. With our help, you’ll be able to give your pet the love and care they deserve while also keeping your home healthy and happy.

Barker Animal Hospital Reception

Embarrassed by your pet’s behavior?

Every year, countless pets are given up due to ‘bad’ behavior that destroys the bond they have with their owners. The staff of Barker Animal Hospital is able to provide you with sound, safe advice for many common problem behaviors.

Starting off on the right foot with your pet is the best way to avoid future behavioral issues. We provide all new pet owners with appropriate information and guidelines for such important things as proper socialization, obedience, and potty training.

Most behavior problems we see stem from misunderstanding and misinterpretation of an animal’s behavior. Always be sure to speak to a veterinary professional regarding a problem behavior as misinformation abounds. It is easy for a well-meaning owner to inadvertently aggravate a pet’s behavior problem by attempting to apply techniques incorrectly.

Likewise, there are many cases in which what’s seen as bad behavior is actually caused by an underlying medical issue. For instance, a cat that is urinating outside the litterbox may be doing so due to an illness. This is why it’s so important to consult with a veterinary professional before taking any action. In extremely difficult cases, we are happy to provide referrals to reputable, board-certified animal behaviorists for further consultation.