Thursday, July 21, 2016

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Head Pressing

This is one of the things that might come across as funny, quirky or weird. Or maybe it can make you think your dog is pouting. What would you think of it if your dog started doing that?

Photo Baxter Boo

It is actually a sign of an emergency.


It's a sign of damage to the nervous system. Yep, that serious.

What kind of damage? The kind which needs immediate veterinary attention. It could be caused by a tumor, metabolic disorder, infection of the nervous system, toxicity or head trauma ... Toxicity can be from exposure to a poison, such as lead, or toxic accumulation of toxins in the body from a liver damage or liver shunt.


Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Head Pressing
Photo dogheirs.com

If your dog starts doing this, be on your way to a vet.


You can observe other symptoms along with head pressing, such as pacing, circling, seizures, vision problems, poor reflexes ...

If you found this article because your dog is doing this, drop everything and go.


Further reading:
Head Pressing in Dogs


Do you know what your dog is telling you about their health?

Do you know what your dog is telling you about their health?

Learn how to detect and interpret the signs of a potential problem.

Symptoms to Watch for In Your Dog

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog now available in paperback and Kindle. Each chapter includes notes on when it is an emergency.

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is an award-winning guide to help you better understand what your dog is telling you about their health and how to best advocate for them. 

Learn how to see and how to think about changes in your dog’s appearance, habits, and behavior. Some signs that might not trigger your concern can be important indicators that your dog needs to see a veterinarian right away. Other symptoms, while hard to miss, such as diarrhea, vomiting, or limping, are easy to spot but can have a laundry list of potential causes, some of them serious or even life-threatening. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is a dog health advocacy guide 101. It covers a variety of common symptoms, including when each of them might be an emergency. 

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