Treatment

 Having a restOnce a diagnosis has been reached a treatment plan will be drawn up.
This will usually include one or more of the following:

  • Behaviour Modification
    Through the use of techniques which bring about changes in the animal’s behaviour, and also through training the animals to respond differently in a specific situation.
     
  • Diet
    The effect of the current diet on the animal's health and behaviour will be looked at, and where appropriate, dietary changes will be recommended.
     
  • Surgery
    In some cases, behaviour problems are influenced by that animal’s hormonal status. Neutering (castration of males, spaying of females) may sometimes be advised as part of the treatment plan.
     
  • Drug Therapy
    In behaviour problems, particularly where fear is a component, animals may benefit from the use of medication, for a period of time, to reduce the anxiety levels, and allow the animal progress through a treatment plan more rapidly.

For those pet owners who have taken out health insurance for their pet, behaviour consultations at the Animal Behaviour Clinic will be covered by your policy, unless the behaviour problem was in existence before the policy was taken out.