Behavioural Counselling

Whether you are a seasoned pet parents or a newbie, you know having a furry friend is not always sunshine and rainbows. Pets can be mischievous and cause trouble from time to time. Minor quirks or annoyances can often be resolved with patience and positive reinforcement, but for more disruptive behaviours, it is best to seek professional help. Our team can help get to the root of any behavioural problems in your pet, and formulate a customized plan so they are behaving in a safer and more pleasant manner. Call us at 905.885.8151 to learn more.

How do I know if my pet needs behavioural counselling?

At the end of the day, only you can decide your capabilities and boundaries when it comes to dealing with unwanted actions and habits from your pet. If their behaviour is negatively affecting your routine, and putting you, other people and animals in danger, then we suggest you reach out to our veterinary team. With us, you will have a one-one-one and personalized treatment plan for your pet. It will save you time, effort and money wasted from trying dubious methods on the internet or TV.

What happens during a behavioural counselling session for pets?

Essentially, our programs here at Ganaraska Animal Clinic focus on three main outcomes: Manage, Modify and Prevent. You will have time to explain your problems with your pet. Then, one of our veterinarians will conduct a tip-to-tail check-up on your pet (along with possible diagnostics like bloodwork and X-rays) to see if there are any underlying medical causes to their behaviour. Afterwards, the vet will formulate a plan for your pet and show you how to perform certain commands and modifications. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to track you and your pet’s progress and tweak treatments as necessary. Recommendations on diet, feeding schedule, sleeping arrangements, and more can also be made.

Last updated: Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Clients,
As of Monday June 20th 2022 this clinic will be removing our mask requirement for both staff and clients. We are moving to the “your choice” model. Our team understands that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, and want to respect both our staff and clients' right to choose. That being said, we are still maintaining the below protocols:

  • Maximum 5 clients in the reception area at a time.
  • 1 client is permitted in the exam room with their pets for doctor appointments.
  • Curbside is still an option for all clients. Please advise our reception team.
  • You may also come directly into the reception area with your pets for all appointments now without calling in first. Please ensure you are mindful of our capacity limit of 5.

    Please note our hours of operation:
    Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Closed for lunches 1pm - 2pm
    We are closed all weekends and holidays.

    As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to serving you and your furry family members!

    Your dedicated team at Ganaraska Animal Clinic