Behavior Consultations

Three of our AMC doctors, Dr. Carraway, Dr. Bliss and Dr. Bowden have a special interest in canine and feline behavior, and have done extra study in this area to help clients solve behavior problems in their pets.  Note: we can’t help you with human teenagers!

Behavior consultations involve a detailed behavioral history, behavior profile with temperament evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan.  A treatment plan is provided that includes behavioral and environmental modification and training recommendations. Anxiety-relieving medications may be prescribed/recommended pending your pet’s condition.

Some of the common types of behavior disorders we treat are:

  • Anxiety – separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, thunderstorm phobia, specific fears
  • Inappropriate elimination – house soiling, marking, litterbox training submissive/excitement urination
  • Scratching
  • Interpet conflict
  • Shyness
  • Barking
  • Digging and escaping
  • Begging
  • Jumping on people
  • Chewing

When you make your appointment for a behavioral consultation, we will send you a behavior history questionnaire to complete.  This questionnaire needs to be completed and returned 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. We recommend that you bring in a stool or urine sample if your behavior consultation is regarding inappropriate elimination. Each appointment is about an hour long. Please bring your pet with you.