Does Your Pet Need a Veterinary Behaviorist?
By Mary Majchrowski, CPDT-KA
When it comes to problem solving pet behaviors, there are various options an owner can pursue. Some behaviors can be changed relatively easily with some modifications in your home, and others may be best addressed with the help of a skilled trainer. However, behavior problems that are severe, dangerous, or linked to a medical condition should be evaluated by a veterinary behaviorist — a licensed veterinarian who has undergone additional years of study to become board certified in animal behavior. Here are 10 behaviors that may benefit from the help of such an expert.