Pet Behavior and Medication
The most important thing to know is that medication alone will never fix a pet’s behavioral problem.
Training is also not the only answer. Sending your pet to be trained by someone else may do even more damage.
We first have to understand, to the best of our ability, the underlying problem and then change the environment, routine and reinforcements that currently exist. Then we can gradually and gently teach the pet new responses to the situation that upsets them.
Medication can help pet anxiety, but it is a small piece of the puzzle.
Often a fair amount of time and energy is needed from the owner. The results can be dramatic, however, and everyone ends up happier. The sooner intervention happens, the better our chances at success and your pet can live a much more relaxed life.