Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital provides animal behavior services for pets in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding area. Does your pet have separation anxiety or aggression issues? We can help!

BehaviorAnimal behavior is extremely important as it impacts all aspects of your pet’s life including:

  • Your pet’s well-being: Our first priority is your pet’s well-being. We want your pet to be a happy, confident, well-mannered companion that fits well into your family. We can help you get started and stay on the right track from the moment you bring your new friend home all the way through to your pet’s golden years. It’s much easier to prevent bad behaviors before they begin. In doing so, we may help prevent potentially dangerous situations as well.
  • Your pet’s bond with you and the rest of their “human” family: Because our pets play an active role in our daily lives, and we want to be the best “pet parents” possible, it’s important that we work to strengthen and maintain the bond between pet and pet owner.
  • The way your pet interacts with other pets, people and places outside of your home: It’s inevitable that you will take your pet to another location outside of the home (for example, to come see us for regular exams). Of course, you want these outings go smoothly without problems or conflict. By teaching your pet how to appropriately interact with others, humans and animals, both you and your pet will have a more positive experience each time you leave your home.

Make Vet Visits Easier for You and Your Pet

BehaviorSome pets have anxiety about going to the vet. Our goal is to strengthen the bond between you, your pet and our staff and to make your pet’s visits to our hospital as stress-free as possible. With less stress (from getting your pet into the car to having their nails trimmed), veterinary visits may even be something to look forward to instead of dread.

Behavioral Services for Your Pet

Behavior issues are the leading cause of pets being surrendered to animal shelters.

Common behavioral problems include but are not limited to:

Canine:

  • Puppy Challenges
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Dog Aggression
  • Human Aggression
  • Cat Aggression

Feline:

  • Kitten Challenges
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Inappropriate Elimination
  • Inappropriate Scratching
  • Human Aggression

Behavior Modification Consultations

BehaviorAnimal behavior is a rapidly developing branch of veterinary medicine. There are both “normal” and “abnormal” animal behaviors that are not compatible with human households and lifestyles and these behavior incompatibilities strain the human animal bond. During our behavior modification consultation we explore your pet’s behavior in detail, develop a manageable treatment plan specific to you, your pet, and your lifestyle, and restore the bond between you and your pet.

Reading Material:

The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson

Puppy Start Right, by Dr. Kenneth M. Martin & Debbie Martin

Help for Your Fearful Dog, by Nicole Wilde

Books by Patricia McConnell

Please view American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior position statements for more information on socialization, behavior and training.

Cheshire Crossing Animal Hospital provides animal behavior services for pets in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding area. Does your pet have separation anxiety or aggression issues? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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