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Dog Behavioural Counseling

Behavioural issues are fairly common in dogs. In most cases, training should be the first thing that is attempted before a medical solution is tried. Some medications can help with anxiety, all of which should be discussed with a vet.

How can behavioural counseling help my dog’s behaviour?

Counselling sessions will help to determine the type of misbehaviour and attempt to find the underlying cause. From this, a plan can be formulated to help treat the behaviour.

What happens at the initial dog counseling meeting?

In your appointment, your vet will try to determine the underlying cause for the misbehaviour. Identifying a trigger may allow for certain strategies such as desensitization, avoidance, or environmental modification to help with the behaviour concern. In some circumstances, your vet may refer you to animal behaviourists.

Will my pet insurance policy cover the cost of dog behaviour counseling?

It is best to contact your insurance provider before the appointment as all policies are different.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic