Veterinarian Service

Pet Behavior Services

Our team has a variety of solutions depending on the problem. We will provide you with all of the tools you need to successfully improve the quality of your life for you and your pet.

Pet Behavior Counseling

If your pet exhibits unusual and/or concerning behaviors, it is critical to first rule out an underlying medical cause. A cat who urinates outside the litter box, for example, may have a urinary tract infection or a very common issue in middle-aged male cats called feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD. A dog who does not sleep through the night may have arthritis or canine cognitive dysfunction. All behavioral evaluations at 143 Veterinary Services begin with a physical examination, screenings and laboratory tests. This may include serum chemistry tests, complete blood counts, xrays, ultrasounds, or urinalysis, all of which we can perform within the comfort of our own clinic. The tests we suggest will be based on your pet’s symptoms and overall health. If a medical disorder is discovered, we will discuss your pet’s treatment options with you.

If all tests come back negative and we do not find a medical problem that could be associated with the change in behavior, we will recommend ways to mitigate unwanted behavior, such as changes in environment set up or medications such as Prozac. We may recommend behavior modification protocols or medicine to alleviate anxiety. We can also put you in touch with a trainer or behaviorist that we trust.