Many pets suffer from behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, thunderstorm phobia or repetitive licking causing hair loss. These issues can affect old or young dogs and cats alike and can be very difficult for owners to cope with. Horses can also show behavioral problems, which can make training difficult or even impossible. While training and behavioral modification by the owner can often benefit these animals, these problems can also be seen as an internal imbalance from a Chinese perspective and can be treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Animals may display abnormal behavior due to past trauma, such as a rescued dog with separation anxiety. From a Chinese perspective, these animals have an emotional imbalance due to either past events or a genetic predisposition. By treating the imbalance, the behavior can be modified. While training can modify behavior, Chinese medicine will address the underlying cause of the behavior. A combination of training and Chinese medicine is therefore generally much more effective than training alone.