236 36th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Behavior & Training

Behavior & Training

Behavior issues are something most pet owners face at one time or another, and sadly, they can be so frustrating they break the bond between pet and person. 

At Village Veterinary Hospital, our veterinarians and technicians are experienced and educated about behavior problems and can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help calm your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training. Some typical behavior issues that we can help you with include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise aversion
  • Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
  •  Excessive barking
  •  Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
  •  Chewing
  • Pica/Coprophagia
  •  Aggression/Irritability

Initially, it’s important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem. If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

We are also happy to answer any behavioral or training questions you may have. Give us a call at (360) 647-1980 to schedule an appointment or book one online.