Pet Behavior, Don't Be Afraid To Talk About It


Behavior issues are the number one cause of pets being relinquished to shelters. Dr. Kate Crumley, immediate president of the American Animal Hospital Association says that clients are sometimes too embarrassed to bring up behavior problems, or feel that it makes them look like ‘bad’ pet owners. Others just don’t believe their veterinarian is interested. When a pet’s behavior changes from whatever the ‘norm’ is for that pet – it’s a sign there’s a medical problem.

One resource, for dog behavior, Decoding Your Dog, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, edited by myself, Dr. John Ciribassi and Dr. Debra Hortwitz.