Getting Started -
Veterinarians treat behavioral problems, often referring their
clients to behavioral specialist to help with the behavior
modification and monitoring of the behavioral medicines. Not
every behavior problem needs a medical work up and medical
The following behaviors are not
typically an indication for a medical workup: aloof/independent,
excessive kneading and suckling, roaming up on counters.
The following behaviors do indicate
a medical workup: aggressive (including biting),
destructive to household,
excessive grooming, excessive vocalization, fearful, fighting,
finicky, hissing, hyperactive,
inappropriate elimination, obsessive compulsive
scratching, stalks owner.