8 Frequently Reported Pet Behavior Problems

A smiling dog lies on its back on a bed.

Besides the fact that pets are the love of our life and have so many wonderful qualities, there are behaviors that… well, annoy us. 

Pet behavior problems are the overwhelming reason why many pets end up in shelters. Behaviors can range from mildly problematic to even dangerous, when there is aggression. 

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De-Mystify and Simplify: Housetraining Your Pet Can Be Easy

They may not be using the toilet or picking up their own piles in the backyard, but established pets know exactly when and where to go and don’t often deviate from what’s expected. Few newly adopted pets come equipped with these skills, however, and need to be taught the best bathroom practices.

Housetraining your pet may sound like a lot of work, but when it’s approached the right way it’s actually easy – and fun!

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Post-Pandemic Planning: Helping Your Pet Adjust to the New Normal

If you and your family are about to return to work or other life obligations after the Stay at Home Order ends, it will be a big adjustment. Even though it will be good to return to a somewhat normal routine for us, the change can be a big adjustment for all.

You and your human family aren’t the only ones who will be dealing with the changes, though. Your pet may be feeling the tension of this transition and has had behavioral changes, such as clinginess or fear, every time you leave.

The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital understands that the transition can be rough on your pet companion and want to give you some pointers on helping your pet adjust.

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