Your pet’s behavior significantly impacts every part of your day. A wellbehaved pet will develop a beautiful, new relationship within your family. While a misbehaving pet will introduce unnecessary stress into your life. We believe the Human-Animal bond is one of the most beneficial and healthy relationships a person can form. And, just like the Human-Human bond, it all comes down to proper communication. We can help you set up healthy habits and communication protocols around your pet’s daily life, eating, exercise, and play time.
Behavior Counseling Is Important For Your Pet’s Well-Being
At Paoli Vetcare, we believe that the behavior your pet exhibits is important to their overall health. Specialized animal education is complex, and there are a variety of training programs out there that can help your pet beyond learning how to “sit” or “shake.”
Veterinary behaviorists believe that having intimate knowledge of domestic animal behavior helps improve their quality of life by knowing how to treat various issues and helping to properly medicate your pet. There are many issues that come with animal behavior problems, and treating these issues is a robust mix of training and medication. Many pets deal with anxiety, general phobias, and compulsive behaviors. Fear of people, objects, and animals can arise based on their personal history, such as if they were treated poorly before adoption.
Determining the needs of your pet is the first step. Trained veterinary professionals can help you make small changes in your home to improve their quality of life and generate the harmony and safety your pet needs to gently alter their behavior. Treatments, medications, and professional care are all a part of behavior counseling.
We can provide one-on-one counseling and training sessions, as well as recommend group obedience classes and other social gatherings. These sorts of behavioral training are especially important for puppies, who require socialization and early training. More advanced or specific behavior problems require specific professionals, and issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, and handling issues necessitate customized treatment plans.
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What Our Customers Say
Our dog, Cole, is treated well when we leave him for boarding or daycare. The staff enjoys seeing him. We do not worry, knowing the staff at Paoli Vet Care will take excellent care of him.
Dr. Rowan and his staff have taken great care of our two dogs and cat over the years. Experienced, kind, and compassionate. We also love their boarding facilities!
Great animal hospital! Very sympathetic and helpful when my baby, Ollie, ate my prescription pills. He is fine, now, thanks to Dr. Jay.
Veterinarians You Can Trust
Jay Rowan, VMD
Dr. Rowan treats all pets as if they are his own. Stop in to check out Dr. R’s collection of veterinary antiques and vintage advertising featuring dogs and cats. Clients appreciate his exceptional “petside” manner.
Erin Downes, VMD
Dr. Erin Downes is a pet enthusiast and an educator, and one of Paoli Vetcare’s greatest strengths. A lifelong lover of animals, Erin has spent three decades putting pets first.
Carolyn Santore, VMD
Dr. Santore believes that it’s crucial to carefully listen to all of a pet parent’s concerns, skillfully communicate her recommendations, and thoroughly answer client’s questions.