At Big Thompson Animal Hospital, we believe that good nutritionis key to making sure your pet has the happiest, healthiest life possible. Addressing behavior issues, whether they are the result of age, a health problem, or simply a matter of training is also extremely important to maintaining the bond you have with your pet.
Behavior problems are something most pet owners face at one time or another. Initially, it’s always important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem.
Some typical behavior concerns that we can help you with include:
- Separation anxiety
- Noise aversion
- Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
- Excessive barking
- Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
- Pica/Coprophagia (eating non-food substances)
If you notice a change in your pet’s behavior, you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Our team has the training and experience to assess and assist with most behavior issues.
Just as with humans, a pet’s nutritional needs change with age, lifestyle, and based on medical conditions. Add to that all the conflicting information about conventional pre-packed kibble, grain-free diets, raw and home-cooked feeding plans, and it can be very confusing to figure out what to feed your animal companions.
Our vets can help you take the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for your pet. We also carry several highly recommended brands of pet food as well as prescription diets to address various health issues.
Need a behavior or nutrition consultation? Schedule an appointment online or call us at (970) 667-9230.