Great Lakes Veterinary Behavior Consultants45298 Indian Creek DriveLivonia, MI 48187
Great Lakes Veterinary Behavior Consultants welcome you!
Kari Krause, DVM, FFCP
Preserving and Improving The Bond
The human-animal bond can be a powerful one. If a pet has a behavior problem, however, it can weaken that bond immensely. Seeking treatment for your pet's behavior problem is the best way to make progress and keep that bond strong.
There is no reason to feel guilty or ashamed if your pet has a behavior problem. We can help.
Common behavior problems
- Aggression- toward people or animals
- Urinating and/or defecating in the house
- Urine marking/Spraying
- Separation anxiety
- Fears/Phobias including Thunderstorm phobia, Fireworks phobia
- Repetitive, Compulsive behaviors
- Obnoxious, inappropriate behaviors
- Memory/Confusion problems
- Sleeping problems
- Fearful, shy puppies/kittens
Dr. Krause will evaluate all of the factors that may influence how your pet behaves. These include genetics, household environment, upbringing, previous experiences, and medical conditions or illnesses.
Behavior treatment plans involve many facets. It is important to help any emotional state issues (such as fear or anxiety) which can be driving the behaviors. Scientifically-sound, learning theory-based, reward-based (positive reinforcement) treatments are used. All methods are gentle, kind, and force-free. They are designed to help rebuild and maintain the relationship between pet and owner.