All Creatures Behavior Counseling

8934 122nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (425) 739-9995
Fax: (866) 281-1470
Email: info@allcreaturesbehavior.com

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FAQs

How are we different from everyone else?



Do you make housecalls?

Housecalls are offered on a limited basis. Please call to inquire if an in home consultation is suitable for your pet. A travel fee will apply. In home consultations for dogs with aggression problems are currently unavailable.

For many behavior problems, we do not need to go to the home in order to assess the problem.



If there is a behavior that is likely to occur only at home, you are encouraged to videotape the behavior and bring videotape to the consultation. However, we never advocate that you intentionally trigger aggressive behavior for the sake of videotaping it. Again, we do not need to see that behavior in order to assess the problem.

Why don’t we offer telephone consults with new clients?

Unfortunately, we cannot legally offer remote telephone consultations. Veterinarians are required to establish direct doctor-patient relationships before recommending any specific treatments - and that includes behavioral medicine.

How does it work?

At the initial behavior consultation, our doctor must establish a doctor-client-patient relationship in order to assess the problem and give advice, so telephone consultations are not possible for new patients. Our office will communicate directly with the regular veterinarian regarding treatment recommendations.

Will my pet need drugs?

In certain cases, the doctor may talk to you regarding the use of behavioral medication. Medication is used short-term and needs to be used in conjunction with behavior modification in order for it to be effective. Medication alone will not resolve the animal's behavior problem. Laboratory testing may be recommended for cases requiring medication.

Our office will provide 6 months of refills for most medications. After 6 months, a follow-up visit is required in order to receive additional refills, or the prescription can be transferred to the regular veterinarian, provided that doctor is comfortable prescribing the medication.

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