Behavior problems are the number one reason that owners give up a pet. Dodgeville Veterinary Service offers behavior counseling for many potential behavioral issues, including inappropriate urination or defecation, aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, and introduction of new pets into the household.
Our veterinarians will work closely with you to understand the source of these behavior issues and develop a plan to help eliminate your pet’s unwanted behavior. Often the behavior problem, such as inappropriate voiding, can be linked to a medical issue (such as cystitis, bladder stones, or kidney disease) and can be treated medically. For other behavior issues, the treatment plan often includes behavior modification and may include medication-assisted training. If our veterinarians and technical staff members cannot help with your pet’s behavior problem, we can refer you to a board-certified animal behavior specialist.