5 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:30am - 12:00 noon
12 Kidderminster Road
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am
165 New Road
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
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As owners, we might think our pet is simply ‘acting out’ or trying to get attention, however, the problem could run much deeper and that’s where behavioural medicine can help.
Separation-related anxiety, compulsive behaviours, noise phobias, aggression and generalised anxiety are all disorders in dogs that can be addressed by veterinary behavioural medicine.
Intercat aggression in multicat households or feline spraying are common behavioural signs of stress in cats that can also be improved with this type of treatment.
You can book a veterinary behavioural appointment for your cat or dog with JT at our Bromsgrove or Hagley surgery, or at your home.
So that we can understand what’s happening with your pet, you will need to fill in a behavioural questionnaire and return it to us at least two days before your appointment.
A veterinary behavioural appointment will last around 1 hour. You’ll have plenty of time to understand the underlying reasons for your pet’s behaviour and how you can change it. For some pets, an extra appointment may be required to work through their problems.
Changing behaviours can be a long-term process, needing commitment, encouragement and regular review. You can book follow-up appointments at monthly or 6-month intervals, whatever your pet needs, to check on their progress and iron out any lingering problems.
Behavioural problems are often related to mental disorders and they take time and commitment to change, so be prepared to work! However, helping your pet improve from such a complex problem couldn’t be more satisfying and your bond with them will be forever strengthened.
The importance of animal behaviour and psychological well-being is increasingly recognised in the veterinary profession. Behavioural disorders are very common in our pets, inducing suffering to the animals and damaging the affective bond with their humans. These are actually found to be the main reason for pet relinquishment and euthanasia in shelters.
If you think your pet might have a behavioural disorder, it is important you seek the help of a qualified professional and you really dig deep into their certifications. Behavioural therapy is still a very recent, and therefore highly unregulated, industry and unqualified help could have a long-lasting worsening effect on your pet’s behaviour.
Behavioural changes can be due to an infinite number of reasons, including pain and unrelated diseases. Seeking the help of a veterinarian will allow you to rule out all of these before initiating an individual behavioural modification protocol.
Everyone here is absolutely lovely, vets, assistants and receptionists, all of them so so lovely, compassionate, caring, helpful and thoughtful. Have been using them for about ten years, they know us and our furkids (old and young) so well, wouldn’t go anywhere else with my fur babies.
First class care, for you. . . And your fur baby. <3Heather Bailey, Facebook
Very caring vets, we were treated with great care and respect when our ferret was dying. Brilliant people and service 🙂Tracey Tisdell, Facebook
Lovely vets and everyone is so helpful, calm and caring. Thank you and I would recommend you to others.Jack H, Best of Bromsgrove
I love the way this vets surgery are always creating initiatives to help us look after our pets, a sure sign that they really care about animals and us their owners, thank you again.Penelope M, Best of Bromsgrove
Always easy to get an appointment and staff are extremely helpful and understanding. The TLC package is good value for money.Kate Adams, Facebook
Harry my pup, had to go in for out of hours emergency care and a 48 hour stay after eating a whole fruit cake! The staff were all so lovely and helpful. They treated him immediately and looked after him brilliantly during his stay. They gave us regular updates and were always on the end of the phone line! That meant a lot… Thanks to everyone there for their hard work and love for all the animals they treat xxLouise Robson, Facebook
Helpful and friendly. Explained everything simply. Knew exactly what I needed to do with the medication.Sarah Mobley, Google
I’d just like to say a big thank you to Clent Hills on how well they handled the recent euthanasia of my 18 year old Cat and then two months later of my twelve and a half year old Staffie. I was a blubbering wreck on both occasions and from the time I went in to the time I returned to pick up their ashes, everyone was so helpful. It’s not a pleasant thing to have to do but I can honestly say having used Rod and his team now for nearly twenty years, I rate them very highly and thank them for looking after my pets through their full and fun lives.Mark Young, Facebook