Dealing with Common Pet Issues

Pets enrich our lives. Are you experiencing pet issues? The change in behavior can be caused due to various reasons such as medical issues, physical problems, allergies, moving, introduction of a new pet, or too many pets.

Most pet owners have to deal with pet issues, and thoroughly understanding them is the first step in solving and preventing them from reoccurring.

Inappropriate Elimination

Inappropriate urination and defecation is one of the most common and frustrating pet issues that pet owners need to deal with. This habit can damage areas of your home and make your pet unwelcome in public places.

It is advisable to discuss this behavior with the veterinarian, so that you can rule out heath issues. If you don’t find any medical reason, it could be due to the following reasons.


§  Attention Seeking

§  Anxiety

§  Territorial Marking

§  Excitement Urination

§  Lack of Proper Housebreaking

Inappropriate elimination is usually unavoidable in small pets that are less than 12 weeks old but in larger pets they need serious behavior modification so that they can get rid of this habit.

Aggressive Behaviour

Pets exhibit aggression by biting, showing teeth, growling, lunging and snarling. One of the important things that you need to understand is that pets can become aggressive, irrespective of their breed and age.

If you have a pet breed that has a history of aggressive behavior, you are more likely to deal with this issue. As aggression is a serious problem, you need to deal with it immediately.

Consult the vet to determine if there are any health problems. Seek the help of a behaviorist or trainer to determine the cause and stop the issue from causing harm to anyone.

Overactive Pets

Pets have a mind and personality of their own and overactivity can easily become a problem. They become overactive as they have too much of energy and you will need to channel it properly to overcome this issue. If your pet has become overactive, you can introduce extended sessions of play and exercise. This can help contain overactivity to a large extent.

Separation Anxiety

This is one of the most common issues and is usually manifested by inappropriate urination, chewing or other forms of destructive behavior that occur when the pet is separated from the owner. Separation anxiety can be resolved with dedicated training and behavior modification.

Territory Marking

Pets mark their territories using urine and feces. Neuter or spray the pet when it is young to solve this issue. It is advisable to do this when they are young, so that they don’t pick up the habit.


Do you or your family member suffer from allergies? Pet dander can cause allergies. If you suffer from allergies, you don’t have to give up on your pet and can continue to live comfortably with them by following a few precautions. Ensure that the pets don’t get dirty and wash them often so that everything is clean.

Reward your pet if it had overcome any issues. When you start rewarding good behavior, it can encourage the pet to improve and change their habits.