We’ll help you overcome problem pet behaviour with specialised home visits and a written report
Providing the best care for your pet isn’t just about their physical health – we know you want them to be happy and contented as well. Sadly some pets develop behavioural problems which suggest they are suffering from stress or anxiety. This can lead to a lot of stress for their owners as well.
Typical behaviour problems include cats and dogs urinating in the house, destroying furnishings or being aggressive. Common underlying causes include anxiety, boredom, a phobia of some noises or simply confusion over who is in charge of resources. There’s sometimes a physical or dietary problem to blame.
Vet and director Rob Kilby has a special interest in animal behaviour and has already helped dozens of owners with their problem pets. We’re happy to talk about behaviour issues during our standard appointments but to get to the root of a problem and really do something about it we recommend a specialised session.
Rob will make a visit to your home and spend a minimum of 2 hours with you and your pet, looking at how you can address their problem behaviour. He’ll work out a plan of action with you and will provide a written report afterwards so you don’t miss out on any of his expert advice. You can expect a follow-up phone call a few weeks later to assess progress, and then you’ll agree between you what further appointments may be necessary.
You can do a lot to prevent behaviour problems with good training and socialisation when your pets are young. If you’re bringing a puppy into your family, make sure you take advantage of our puppy parties which will help give them the best possible start in life.
We find a lot of owners let behaviour problems build up over months and years which makes them much harder to treat. If you are worried about any of your pet’s behaviour it’s always easier to nip it in the bud before it becomes well established. Remember we’re always at the end of the phone with free advice if you’re not sure what to do.
Alexandra Vets, Clevedon
Hillyfields Vets, Winscombe
Monday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday : 9am to 11am
(Hillyfields Vets, Winscombe)
Consultations: 9am – 10.30am
Saturday:11am to 1:30pm
(Alexandra Vets, Clevedon)
Consultations: 12pm – 1.30pm