The Behavior Clinic at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals successfully treats many common animal behavior problems
Love, After First Bites
Nothing prepared the Devols for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later.
The similarities between behavioral disorders in people and animals may lead to breakthroughs in the detection and treatment of autism, OCD and other compulsive disorders.
The Behavior Clinic at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals successfully treats many common animal behavior problems, including:
- Aggression directed at people or other animals;
- Anxiety issues, including separation anxiety and thunderstorm phobia;
- Compulsive disorders such as tail chasing, shadow chasing, flank sucking and wool sucking;
- Species-typical behaviors such as urine spraying;
- Nuisance behaviors such as excessive barking, digging, nipping and jumping on people.
Treatment typically involves a combination of behavior modification for pets and management recommendations for owners. Medication may also be used when necessary.