You love your pet and would do anything to keep them but the neighbors or landlord are starting to complain about your pet’s excessive vocalizations. This could lead to fines or the threat of eviction due to excessive noise. This can happen with any pet – dogs, cats, or birds. If the vocalization is sudden, contact your veterinarian first to rule out any medical causes. After your vet gives your pet a clean bill of health, I will discuss what vocalization is normal for that species, examine when this is happening, and create a customized plan to decrease the vocalizations. Even prior to the problem behavior decreasing, your neighbors or landlord may appreciate your efforts in trying to resolve the problem - buying you some time.