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Southfield, MI (248) 354-6640

29080 Inkster Road

Southfield, MI 48034

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Veterinary Behavioral Medicine in Southfield, MI

A pet’s behavioral health can be just as important as physical health – that’s why we’re pleased to offer a compassionate behavioral medicine service at our BluePearl pet hospital in Southfield, MI. From preventing minor mishaps to diagnosing and treating major mental health complications, we work closely with every pet and owner to optimize your pet’s behavioral health and improve quality of life.

We take a comprehensive approach to veterinary behavioral medicine. First, we begin with a detailed behavioral history questionnaire and a 1.5-2 hour consultation to discuss your concerns. Then we develop a custom treatment plan specific to your pet’s behavioral needs. We’ll educate you on behavior modification, environmental changes and training tools to help guide you and your pet to behavioral success. If needed, we will also advise additional testing with your primary veterinarian or prescribe medications.

We establish a flexible communication process so it’s easy for you speak with us about concerns or ongoing training between appointments. We encourage recheck appointments to discuss improvements, concerns or changes in goals for you and your pet.

We’re experienced in treating a wide variety of behavioral complications, including:                                                                      

Dogs -

  • Aggression or reactivity around people and dogs    
  • Fears and phobias including fireworks and storm anxiety
  • General Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Destructive behavior
  • Fighting with other pets in the home
  • Resource guarding or possessive over items
  • "Out of control" behaviors or bad manners
  • Canine cognitive dysfunction or “Alzheimer’s"
  • Improving veterinarian visits for fearful and reactive dogs
  • Obedience skills and training

Cats - 

  • Inappropriate urination or urine marking
  • Aggression towards humans or other pets in the home
  • Destructive behaviors including scratching
  • Improving veterinary visits
  • Environmental enrichment for cats

Problem Prevention - 

  • New puppy or kitten counseling under 6 months of age
  • New rescue dog or cat counseling
  • Preparing for a baby in the home counseling

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 248-354-6640.

For further questions or to decide if your pet would benefit from a consultation you can also email Dr. Jill Sackman, veterinarian in behavioral medicine, at jill.sackman@bluepearlvet.com or technician in behavioral medicine Lauren Wozniacki at Lauren.Wozniacki@bluepearlvet.com.