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The Behavior Clinic at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals successfully treats many common animal behavior problems

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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.

Advanced Techniques
  • Customized leadership program to deal with owner-directed aggression
  • Proper control with a head halter to manage dogs with fear aggression
  • New strategies for storm phobia
  • Comprehensive separation anxiety alleviation program
  • Desensitization program for resolving feuding between household cats
  • Highly effective resolution of urination outside the litter box by cats
  • Pharmacological techniques to facilitate any or all of the above
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Our doctors

  • Stephanie Borns-Weil

    Stephanie Borns-Weil
    (Resident)
    Animal Behavior

  • Nicholas H. Dodman

    Nicholas H. Dodman
    Behavioral Pharmacology, Animal Behavior