Do you have a cat that urinates in inappropriate places or a dog that is destructive when left alone? Or perhaps you are afraid to have people come to your home because your dog barks excessively and frightens your guests. Sometimes animal behavior problems are just small nuisances, but other times they can be seriously disruptive. Often pet owners do not know how to modify their pet's behavior or that help is available at your Charlottesville veterinary clinic. Unfortunately, more animals die each year in the United States because of behavioral problems than from infectious diseases. Of the millions of animals that are euthanized in animal shelters each year, 50% - 70% are brought to the shelter because of their behavior.
Here at Old Dominion Animal Hospital, our Charlottesville veterinarians have the experience and the knowledge to help you understand and modify your pet's behavior. The veterinarians at our pet clinic are trained to take a holistic approach to identifying and treating veterinary and pet behavior problems by understanding how and when they interrelate. Old Dominion Animal Hospital will then develop a program that has been designed specifically for your pet and your household.