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BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
Going well beyond simple pet training our doctors are schooled in the science of taking a detailed behavioral history and defining a behavioral diagnosis. The client is frequently asked to complete a detailed behavioral questionnaire prior to the day of their behavioral consultation.  Upon arrival your doctor will review the questionnaire, using the information gained to direct your interview  and their examination of your pet. Once a working diagnosis is defined, an appropriate treatment plan can be created.  Such a plan may include changes in the way in which you interact with, control or manage your pets daily life. You may be asked to make changes in your behavior which inadvertently encourage the unwanted behavior in your pet.  A behavioral treatment plan may combine such elements as “desensitization” techniques, “counter conditioning” protocols and possibly oral medication in combination. If medication is recommended, you will be asked to approve a series of laboratory tests in order to assure medication safety and efficacy in your pet. A team effort to include you, your family and our staff is essential to obtain an optimal result.

While many behavioral issues with dogs do involve training failures or adverse social interaction with people and other animals, cats too suffer from behavioral problems. Armed with a history, and following a complete physical examination many unwanted feline behaviors can also be modified to an acceptable level or eliminated.
BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE SERVICES
  • Detailed behavioral history
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory examination
  • Overall treatment plan
  • Client education
  • Medication trial

CANTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL LLC
198 ALBANY TURNPIKE
CANTON, CT 06019
PHONE 860-693-9300
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