Behavior Problems – How Medical Problems Can Contribute

Aggression and anxiety are caused by stress. Pain/ discomfort are major stressors. If your pet is suddenly or progressively showing signs of aggression & anxiety, you should bring it in for an exam. Some examples of problems that cause pain are arthritis, intestinal infections, urinary bladder infections, skin infections, fleas, and even ear infections, which can be very painful. Hypothyroidism by itself can cause anxiety in some dogs. For your pet’s happiness & well-being, it should be evaluated right away. The sooner these problems are treated, the easier it will be to correct the anxiety & aggression. Please call us at 408-264-3550 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

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