Behavior



Behavior problems are the most common reason that people give up their pets. The good news, however, is that most animal behavior problems respond successfully to behavior modification techniques combined with changes in the way that owners manage their pets - preserving that special bond between a pet and its family.

The Services We Provide

Staffed by specialty trained behavioral veterinarians as well as a highly skilled behavior technician, our Behavior Department provides extensive services to help to resolve animal behavior problems:

  • Thorough evaluation in order to make a correct diagnosis and identify appropriate therapies
  • Development of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes humane, science-based behavior modification and progressive training methods
  • Drug therapy for underlying anxiety and other issues
  • Careful coaching of each pet owner to establish realistic goals and expectations, and teach how to change his/her own behavior to prevent recurrences

The Conditions We Treat

The Behavior Department at NorthStar VETS commonly treats pets that are referred with these issues:

  • Aggression toward people or other animals
  • Separation anxiety
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Elimination disorders (inappropriate urination or voiding)
  • Noise phobias/thunder phobia
  • Ingestive (eating) disorders
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Unruly behavior
  • Inappropriate attention-seeking behavior
  • Mounting behavior

To Make a Referral or Schedule a Consultation with Our Behavioral Experts
Simply call us at 609.259.8300. We have both extended and brief appointments available (brief appointments for follow-up and "diagnosis-only" cases).