Behavioural Counselling

Have you ever noticed your pet acting out or showing quirky behaviours? Well, you are not alone. Up to 15% of pets have behaviour issues. Without counselling or training their loving owners can feel powerless. Bad habits in your pets can put themselves and other animals or humans in danger. This is why our team offers behavioural counselling services. We understand that sometimes these habits stem from health issues. For this reason, we do our best to provide treatment and improve their habits. At Sims Veterinary Hospital we can create medical and behavioural treatment plans to assist your pet.

When would your team recommend behavioural counselling for my pet?

When your pet exhibits behaviours that could affect the safety of other pets, humans and themselves we recommend behavioural counselling. If your pet is showing unnatural behaviours or habits, you should have the issue assessed right away as they could be expressing pain.

What are signs that my pet may need behavioural counselling?

When pets become annoyed, anxious or aggressive they display habits that can range from mild to dangerous. Here are some possible habits to look for in your pet:

  • Hiding
  • Pacing, whining, panting
  • Excessive barking
  • Licking themselves constantly until fur comes off
  • House soiling

    Some of these signs can be related to health issues and you should have a veterinarian rule out any illnesses. To speak with our veterinarian about your pet’s quirky habits call us at 613.531.3334.

  • Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. We will take a history of your pet’s health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue to offer curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital