Behavioral problems are a leading reason for pets to be euthanized or relinquished to shelters. Additionally, some medical conditions are caused, worsened, or complicated by behavior issues.
A dog that constantly chews on your furniture or nice shoes might have separation anxiety. A cat that doesn’t use its litter box may be suffering from stress or anxiety. Dog or cat aggression can be a scary situation, but can also be corrected through therapy.
At the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, we believe in treating the whole patient. That’s why the WSU Behavior service is so important. Dr. Leticia Fanucchi leads the program, pursues research in animal behavioral issues, and works with the Whitman County Humane Society to develop training programs.
Physical and mental health makes for happy pets. Well-behaved pets make for happy owners. We’re working to make that happen at WSU, and generous donor support helps maintain these important programs and research.
Please make a gift toward this goal during #CougsGive.
Don't Miss the College of Veterinary Medicine Match!
$1,000 CVM Behavioral Service Match
The first $1,000 in gifts to the CVM Behavioral Service Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar! This match is made possible by two donors: Cathy Morrison, in honor of the life-changing experience she and her dog, Bravo, had at WSU, and the other from an anonymous donor.