About the Specialty
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.
- 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