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Is Your Pet Acting Strangely?

Our Tulsa Veterinarians Can Diagnose What’s Wrong

With an inability to speak to us, our pets communicate through their behavior. They wag their tails when they are happy and excited, purr when they’re comfortable, growl or hiss when angry. But it’s much more complicated than that. Both cats and dogs have a wide range of behavioral cues meaning a variety of things. As well as you know your cat or dog, sometimes they can begin to behave irrationally. If you begin to notice odd behaviors or moods, it could be them attempting to indicate an underlying medical issue, not just acting out.

Let Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital help! Call (918) 747-1311 to schedule a diagnostic or wellness appointment for your pet today.

Understanding Your Pet’s Behavior

Our experienced Tulsa veterinarians and staff can help determine the root cause of your pet’s abnormal behavior and strategize an effective treatment to get them back to their happy-go-lucky selves.

Some of the changes in behavior that you should look out for include:

  • Excessive barking or meowing
  • Self-harm, such as chewing on paws
  • Lack of appetite
  • Problems when left alone
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Soiling inside the house or problems using the litter box
  • Sudden aggression towards other animals or people

Along with medical issues, your pet might be acting out for other reasons, such as a recent move, a new pet in the household, or even the arrival of new baby. Sometimes change is hard, and their behavior might shift because of this. We’ll be able to give you advice on how to react and how to make your cat or dog as comfortable as possible in this new situation.

Diagnosing Your Pet

Your pet’s individual needs will depend on their specific behaviors, their unique health requirements, and their health before their behavior changed. Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to building relationships with you and your pet to help us better understand when things feel off.

In addition, we have a complete suite of diagnostic tools at our fingertips. This includes our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory for fast results from urinalysis, chemistry panels, and more; the latest in digital radiology; and electrocardiology, blood pressure monitoring, and more.

As a member of the family, you’ll know when your pet is acting differently. If this behavior begins to sound the alarms, be sure to contact us for an appointment so our experienced Tulsa veterinarians can recommend a solution.

Happy, Healthy Pets

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  • Thank you, Dr. Rodney, for caring for our "babies" as though they were your own.

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    - Ann Hodgson
  • The staff here are incredibly warm, welcoming, and professional.

    “I recently started bringing our new kitten to this facility and have been very pleased! The staff here are incredibly warm, welcoming, and professional. They took the time to answer my many questions ...”

    - Valarie Warner
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    “When I was looking for a place to get my dog fixed and everyone else was booked they seen my big guy the next day. They have been nothing shy of amazing every visit since February. After the ...”

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  • They really care about the well being of my pets and my family

    “Dr. Robards and his staff are the best! I have complete confidence that my dogs are going to receive the best care whenever I need them. They really care about the well being of my pets and my family”

    - Steve Shoemaker
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Why Choose Us?

  • Offering the Best Pet Medical Care in Town
  • The Highest Level of Customer Service
  • Serving the Tulsa Community Since 1956
  • We Build Relationships With Our Clients
WE PUT PETS FIRST

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