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Help With Common Behavior Problems in Cats and Dogs

Behavior Problems represent the number reason for relinquishment of cats and dogs. Many times, relinquishment can be avoided if the pet's guardian is provided with assistance to deal with the particular problem they are experiencing with their animal,

Below you will find information on how to deal with many common canine and feline behavior problems. This information should also be provided to adopters so that they can refer to the sheets if a particular problem should arise post adoption.