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"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."

-Margo K.

Behavior and Training Resources

Does your dog jump up on people, pull on the leash, mouth or nip?  Does your cat scratch the furniture, urinate outside the litter box, fight with another cat or destroy the trash?  What can be done to train your pet, or perhaps train you, to keep the peace in the family? The following articles and websites may help you troubleshoot your pet’s behavior.  Keep in mind some inappropriate behaviors may have a medical cause the veterinarians at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine can identify and prescribe treatment for selected conditions.

But if your pet’s behavior is outside of being medical, there are local trainers and veterinarians specializing in animal behavior that can assist in finding a solution.