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Behavioral Counseling

If your pet has issues with excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, aggression, or potty accidents in the house, Animal Medical Clinic can help. We will evaluate your pet’s behavior, identify the source of the actions, and offer possible solutions.

There are a number of reasons why your pet may be misbehaving. Is your pet in pain? Has your pet had to adapt to a new situation at home such as a recent relocation, a new person in the household, an altered schedule? Through a review of your pet’s clinical history, a medical exam, and answers that you provide to a series of questions, our veterinarian will try to understand what is causing the inappropriate behavior and what can be done about it. We will determine whether your pet is acting out because of medical reasons, anxiety, a genetic predisposition, or learned bad behavior.

Once an explanation for the behavior has been established, our knowledgeable veterinarian will be able to recommend whether the best solution to your pet’s problem is medical treatment, anxiety medicine, or sessions with a professional trainer.

Left untreated, bad behavior can have serious consequences such as property damage, angry neighbors, as well as frustration and headaches. Rather than letting inappropriate behavior affect your relationship with your pet and possibly lead to surrendering your pet, schedule a counseling appointment with the professionals at Animal Medical Clinic for sound advice.

Our service area includes the Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City Tri-Cities region as well as the surrounding communities in Northeast, Tennessee and Southwest, Virginia.