Today, behaviour problems kill more pets than any infectious disease process. Every year millions of pets are abandoned, relinquished, abused and neglected. Many of them end up in shelters, in the street or killed. An important number of these individuals could be saved if owners were better informed about their pet's behavioural needs through reliable and educated sources. Pets are an integral part of family life and their unwanted behaviour cause their human family distress, which in turn may lead to relinquishment and euthanasia.
Veterinarians play a vital role in guiding pet owners in the right direction. Behviour problems can involve complex conditions that require behaviour counselling, home visits and regular follow up by a diplomed and trained professional. This is where qualified animal behaviourists can help.
Lives can be saved and human-animal relationships can be repaired.
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans.
The truth is, dogs are neither-and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis.
Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while many have learned to live alongside humans and even feel affection for us, they still don’t quite “get us” the way dogs do, and perhaps they never will. But cats have rich emotional lives that we need to respect and understand if they are to thrive in our company.
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APPOINTMENTS & CONDITIONS
Appointments can be made by mail, by phone or by filling out the online form at the bottom of the 'Contact' page on this web site. All sessions are conducted on appointment and individual basis (in multi-pet households several pets may be concerned).
The first session lasts about 2 hours and takes place in the living environment of the animal.
This session costs 70 eur (incl. VAT) and includes a treatment plan which will be sent to you by mail within a week of the session. Based on the outcome of the consultation and the proposed treatment plan we decide together how to proceed.
Consecutive sessions of 60-90 minutes cost 50 eur (incl.VAT). This includes follow up by mail accompanied by handouts and helpful sources. These sessions can be held in your home, in my premises, in a vet's practice or in another suitable location. Skype sessions are also possible in certain cases.
I do home visits all over Belgium.
A standard kilometer compensation of 0,50 eur/km will be applied outside of the Brussels-region.
I may ask for a vet-check if I suspect a medical condition or pain influencing the behaviour of your pet.
A disclaimer document may be necessary for certain high-risk cases.
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