- Anxiety related disorders (such as separation anxiety) and phobias (thunderstorm and noise phobias).
- Compulsive Disorders (tail chasing, flank licking, light chasing, etc.).
- Elimination Problems (Housesoiling, marking, litter box issues)
- Aggressive Behaviors of Dogs and Cats
Your pet’s diagnosis is based on:
- Physical Examination
- Laboratory Evaluation
A behavior questionnaire is sent to the pet owner and a veterinary history form forwarded to the veterinarian. These are then returned to our hospital for evaluation prior to the scheduled consult (The owner can contact us at any stage to schedule the appt.) In addition, Puppy Socialization Classes and Individualized Behavior Modification Sessions (directed by our behavior technician, Pat Rattray) are available. Treatment plans involve a combination of environmental and behavior modification. At times, judicious use of medication is employed in pets with levels of anxiety which may interfere with learning. Initial consultations last from 1-2 hrs. with follow-up visits (if needed) lasting about an hour. Non-behavioral procedures will be directed back to your family veterinarian. Follow up letters will be sent promptly to the referring hospital. For appointments call 630-231-1544 or visit us at www.chicagovetbehavior.com