Veterinary Medicine's new frontier is the study of behavioural medicine and of the assessment of the wellbeing of our animal friends. Behavioural medicine is with the psychological side of animals and its aim is the care and control of the stress, fear, anxieties, dysthymia and depression that can lead to intra- and inter-specific aggressive behaviours and serious psychosomatic and somatic manifestations. Mindful of the huge importance of having a healthy and balanced relationship between animal and man, “L'Arca” is making available a specialist service that covers the puppy's sociability training, education and handling, and includes the diagnosis and cure of behavioural disorders. With regard to the animals' wellbeing and with a view to creating a stress-free veterinary environment, “L'Arca” teaches their clients an awareness of the proper nature of animals and how to live with them. The quality of this complex work is improved thanks to our close collaboration with the dog-handlers at “Il Bosco di Puck” and “Associazione Gaia”.
Women and cats will do as they please, men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea
Robert A. Heinlein