Soraya V. Juarbe-Diaz, DVM, DACVB

Veterinary Behaviorist in west central Florida

Examples of problems that owners seek help with


  • Aggressive dogs and cats, whether the behavior is directed at people or other animals

  • Lack of focus or inability to settle down or relax

  • Persistent anxiety or skittishness in any environment

  • Severe fears of noises, places, people, objects or other animals

  • House soiling

  • Altered sleep/wake cycles

Treatment of mood disorders in pets require a doctor-patient-owner relationship. Advice cannot be given online.


  • Excessive vocalization

  • Escape attempts that lead to the pet's injury

  • Excessive grooming with damage to the hair or skin

  • Repetitive behaviors like circling, pacing or snapping in the air

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