At Ajo Veterinary Clinic we offer behavioral counseling services for your pet. The most common reason that pets are turned in to the Humane Society or to the Pima Animal Care Center is a behavior problem. Almost 40% of the pets that find homes loose them in the first 90 days. Aggression, destructive behavior, house soiling, and barking are among the most frequently cite problems. Even the most devoted pet owner can feel discouraged and overwhelmed when faced with a behavior that makes no sense and doesn’t get better in spite of every thing he tries. We can help you with these problems. Ajo Veterinary Clinic has information that lets you understand the causes and the things that perpetuate these behaviors. We have the resources to help in training to overcome them. The most important time is when a new pet is being introduced into your home. If you can get the first four weeks right the rest of your pet’s life will be easier. House training and socialization need to start as soon as you get a new puppy home and must be very intense at first so that bad habits aren’t formed. All new pets should be examined by a veterinarian to be sure they are in good health and have the necessary vaccinations and preventatives to keep them that way.
Litter box problems are a common behavior problem that veterinarians are asked to resolve, once the health questions are ruled out it becomes behavioral. the following is a link to an excellent over view of litter box solutions.