Behavior & Nutritional Counseling

Behavior & Nutritional Counseling

At Middlesex Animal Hospital, we believe that good nutrition is key to making sure your pet has the happiest, healthiest life possible. Addressing behavior issues, whether they are the result of age, a health problem, or simply a matter of training is also extremely important to maintaining the bond you have with your pet.

Behavior problems are something most pet owners face at one time or another. Initially, it’s always important to rule out a medical or physical cause for the behavior, especially if it is a sudden change. Pets can’t tell you when something is wrong, so the behavior could be the symptom of a serious health problem.

Some typical behavior concerns that we can help you with include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise aversion
  • Inappropriate elimination/litterbox issues
  • Excessive barking
  • Obsessive licking/lick granulomas
  • Chewing
  • Pica/Coprophagia
  • Aggression/Irritability

If you notice your pet acting abnormally you should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Dr. Harrison and her technicians have the training and experience to assess and assist with most behavior issues.

Sometimes it can be just as difficult to decide what to feed your pet as it is to figure out why they’re behaving a certain way. We can help!

Just as with humans, a pet’s nutritional needs change with age, lifestyle, and based on medical conditions. Add to that all the conflicting information about conventional pre-packed kibble, grain-free diets, raw and home-cooked feeding plans and it can be very confusing to figure out what to feed your animal companions.

Our doctors and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you about what’s right for your animal companion. We also offer prescription diets to address a wide array of health issues.

Have questions or concerns about how your pet is behaving or what he or she should eat for optimum health? Call (781) 942-4545 to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.