Counseling

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Counseling 2017-09-26T07:49:10+00:00

Behavior, Nutritional and Pet Selection Counseling

Behavioral Counseling

Behavior problems are the number one reason that owners give up a pet. Ace Animal Hospital offers behavior counseling for many of your pet’s problems including inappropriate urination or defecation, aggression, separation anxiety, inappropriate chewing and barking, scratching, digging, and spraying.

Our veterinarians at Ace Animal Hospital in Fremont, CA will work closely with you to understand the source of these behavior issues and in developing a specific plan to help eliminate your pet’s unwanted behavior. Oftentimes, the behavior problem, such as inappropriate voiding, can be linked to a medical issue (cystitis, bladder stones, kidney disease, etc.) and can be treated medically. For other behavior issues, the treatment plan often includes behavior modification and may include medication-assisted training. If our Fremont veterinarians and technical staff members cannot help with your pet’s behavior problem, we can refer you to a board-certified animal behaviorist.

Nutritional Counseling

One of the key factors contributing to the improved health and longevity of companion animals is our expanded knowledge on the important role that proper pet nutrition plays in overall health. During your pet’s comprehensive physical examination at Ace Animal Hospital’s veterinary clinic in Fremont, we evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations based on what we see. However, some pets with nutritional issues or chronic conditions such as diabetes require a little bit more intervention, which may include specialized foods, feeding strategies and even prescription diets.

Ace Animal Hospital– your Fremont pet hospital — has trained staff available to help you with your pet’s nutritional challenges. We also have a diverse inventory of prescription foods and high-quality nutritional products. If your pet requires a prescription diet we do not carry, we can easily order it for you. We can also offer pet health care advice and provide information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, diabetes and other conditions.

Pet Selection Counseling

If you are considering adding a pet to your family, we can help you select a specific species, breed or type of animal that is most likely to be the best fit. Ace Animal Hospital staff can talk to you about what to expect from a particular type of pet so that the relationship between your family and your pet is a positive one. Our aim is for your pet to be a member of your family for many years, and pet selection counseling is the first step to making sure you choose a pet that is right for you and your home.