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Is unwanted pet behavior driving you crazy?

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

Understanding the Problem

The key to overcoming behavior issues in companion animals is identifying the problem. First, we must rule out any potential medical causes. Many conditions have symptoms that can be mistaken for bad behavior. For instance, a cat that urinates outside the litter box may actually be experiencing a health issue, as opposed to acting out.

With a clean bill of health, the next step is pinpointing the behavior we’re dealing with. This is important because in many cases, a bigger problem may manifest itself in smaller ways. For example, destructive behavior when left alone may actually be a sign of separation anxiety. We’ll work with you to identify precisely what the situation is so we can address it most 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 correct diagnosis in hand, the last step is developing a strategy for overcoming the behavior problem once and for all. There are several 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 prevent you from bonding with your pet. Contact Westside Pet Hospital and let us help you enjoy the loving, peaceful relationship you both deserve.

Westside Pet Hospital

133 SW Century Dr #102
Bend, Oregon 97702
t: 541-678-5440

Business Hours

MON-FRI: 8:30AM – 5PM
Evening appointments by arrangement.

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