We often see many problems that are caused by behavioral issues rather than a physical ailment. Some behavioral problems can be so serious that they threaten the life of the pet. This occurs when a frustrated or fearful pet owner can no longer cope with the difficult or aggressive actions of their pet and are considering euthanasia.
Veterinarians are well trained in pet behavior and are prepared to counsel and teach pet owners how to treat their pet's fear, anxiety or aggression based problems. Sometimes, medications may even be prescribed as part of the treatment protocol.
For difficult cases, we also offer referral to a board certified veterinary behaviorist in Raleigh.