Terry Animal Hospital

Pet Behavior Counseling

Pet Behavior Counseling & Advice

Companion pets can suffer from a number of ailments and behaviors ranging from severe phobias and anxiety to aggression. If your pet is exhibiting behavior problems that require assistance call us today. The first step in controlling these issues is to understand the reasons behind each situation. 

It is quite common for a pet owner to assume that their pet is just being difficult or spiteful, when in fact the animal may have a diagnosable behavior problem.  Terry Animal Hospital wants you to know that treatments are available. 

Common Pet Behavior Problems
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Thunderstorm Phobia
  • Aggression – towards people & other animals
  • Unruliness or Distruction
  • Self-mutilation
  • Compulsive Disorders
  • Excessive behavior like barking, digging, biting, licking, scratching, jumping, etc.
  • Urine spraying or marking
  • And More


Types of Treatment Plans

First we must conduct a behavior consultation which includes a review of your pet’s history, a physical evaluation, followed by a diagnosis and development of a treatment plan. there are 4 types of Treatment Options:

  • Behavioral Modification
  • Environmental Changes
  • Medication
  • Advanced Training or Medical Intervention.

Is This Common?

You will find that most pet parents have had to deal with some level of unwanted behavior from their pets. Most problems can be managed if diagnosed and addressed early on. You should know that different approaches may need to be tried before finding what works, as not every pet is the same.

Don't I just need a trainer?

It is true that some behavior problems such as obedience are best resolved with a professional trainer or animal behaviorist, but other complicated problems such as aggression may need a combination of veterinary intervention and obedience training. 

Our veterinarians are professionally trained in assessing and diagnosing behavior problems. This is especially true when your pet has just developed a bad behavior seemingly out of nowhere. In these instances we need to rule out any underlying health issues that may be the cause. 

Does my pet need medication?

We believe the best thing to do is always try behavior modification first. However, we have found that there are some cases where medication, along with behavior modification can help manage a problem. Together we will discuss the pros and cons of any treatment so that you may make the best decision for you and your pet. 

Terry Animal Hospital

1419 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL, 60091

Contact Us

(P) 847-256-1131
(F) 847-256-8418


Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday Closed

In the event of a medical emergency outside of our business hours we urge you to reach out to

Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital 


Veterinary Specialty Center

Client Testimonials

Front desk staff is very friendly and professional. Elizabeth is wonderful. She and Dr. Blose are the two reasons we keep coming back!! Have recommended TAH to many people

Chuck & Kim

“ I always feel that everyone at Terry, from the front desk to the techs and the doctors always have my pet’s best interest in mind! All are very caring!”


I never worry about bring Carmella to Terry Animal Hospital. There is a feeling of great relief that going to the vet is no longer an issue since changing to Terry Animal Hospital.


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