Behaviour Therapy for Dogs and Cats
At Longview Veterinary Services, we have nearly 30 years of experience between us in dealing with the behaviour problems of dogs and cats.
Behavioural problems are not usually the result of ‘bad owners’, although sometimes the way we treat our pets is inappropriate for their particular temperament and this can cause problems.
Behaviour therapy is like detective work and involves constructing a story that explains how the behaviour has developed.
Finding the cause involves taking a detailed history of the patient as a whole and then of the problem - how it developed and how it has progressed.
At least half of the cases we see have an underlying medical cause often explaining why previous behavioural therapy has not worked. As vets, we can make these diagnoses, plan and implement medical treatment where necessary.
We take a 'long view' of behavioural care. After a two hour consultation and a full report, we will endeavour to provide continuing care and advice.
All behavioural cases must be referred by your veterinary surgeon and we are happy to discuss the case with them prior to setting up a consultation.
Our Behavioural and Wellbeing Clinical Analyst can advise on the need for a consultation (triage) and provide follow up and support where needed.
Behaviour cases can be seen at home, by arrangement, and at the following centres:
Glasgow University Veterinary School, Small Animal Hospital
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, Hospital for Small Animals