Behavior Medicine

If this is your first visit, or if you are an existing client, Behavior Medicine at Cessna Lifeline offers services to companion animal owners. Our clinical team along-with Behavior and Training specialists addresses pets with existing Behavioral issues such as Aggression, Human-directed Aggression, Inter Pet Aggression, Separation Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Compulsive behaviors.

Behavioral problems such as Territorial behavior, House training, litter box problems, destructive behavior.
We see dogs and cats of all ages and our primary goal is to help you understand your pets behavior, provide timely correction techniques so that you and your pet can live comfortably and safely.

Cessna Lifeline achieves these goals by:
› Enrolling staff in Behavior Medicine programs
› Developing in-house residency programs in veterinary behavior medicine
› Cooperating with various International and National Veterinary Associations, Kennel Clubs and Veterinary Colleges
› Advising Public authorities and institutions on variety of behavior medicine subjects

Have Questions on Behavior and Training ? Talk to our Experts on 76 76 365 365

Initial Assessment
Prior to the appointment, we request pet owners to bring in the following:
› Filled Behavior history form (link provided below)
› Complete Medical records
› Any notes or plans provided by previous trainers or behavior consultants
› Any photos or videos of pet exhibiting behavioral issues

During the appointment, Our experts will make an initial assessment based on the information provided and findings. We encourage pet owners to bring anyone from the household, who is directly involved with the pet. Medical and behavioral history will be reviewed and we will not only discuss on ways to manage but also to improve and correct behavior.

Once our specialist gets an accurate impression of your pets behavior problems, a detailed treatment plan, diagnosis, prognosis and management will then be drafted with our in-house veterinarian and discussed with you. This includes
› House management Techniques
› Behavior Modification
› Safety for pet and pet owners
› Medications
› Behavior and Training Sessions

We will provide a detailed summary of House management, Behavior and Training to address your pets behavior problems. This summary will also include behavior administration, instructions, recommendations, medicine instructions and follow up visits. Phone calls can be arranged to access the progress depending on the package.

Who is a Veterinary Behaviorist?

A Veterinary Behaviorist is a board certified veterinarian who specializes in diagnosis, management and treatment of behavior problems ranging across pet species including dogs, cats, horses, birds etc. Having the knowledge, training, skills and hands on experience allows a veterinary behaviorist to not only manage but also recognize and treat medical problems causing or contributing to behavior problems.

What are common behavior problems seen in pets ?

› Aggression
› Compulsive Disorders
› Separation Anxiety
› Excessive Vocalization (loud howling, meowing, crying)
› Pica (abnormal craving to eat non food items such as ice, chalk, dirt etc.)
› Destructive Behavior
› Noise Phobias (thunderstorm, crackers, sudden loud sound)
› Unruly Behavior (pulling leash, jumping and growling on passerby, play mouthing)
› House Soiling, Spraying
› Fear of meeting new people, children, veterinary hospital visits, nail trims etc.
› Acral Lick Dermatitis (constant and continuous licking of non healing wounds

How is a veterinary behaviorist different from a trainer ?

Trainers help with socialization, house training, teaching foundation basics such as sit, down, drop, lay etc. They can also address and change certain behaviors such as jumping on strangers, sitting on the couch, dashing out the front door. Some trainers may be able to help with mild cases of separation anxiety, aggression, house soiling etc. Having said that, while Training is often a large component of behavior problems, a veterinary behaviorist is qualified to assess newer problems, create a behavior modification plan, diagnose the underlying medical issues (such as genetic or hereditary disorders, pain, hormonal imbalances, neurological abnormalities.

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