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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.
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.
Head Pressing in Dogs
Veterinarians Answer: 10 Main Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog
Symptoms: Recognition, Acknowledgement And Denial
When Is It An Emergency?
Don't Panic, Don't Panic: Know What Your Job Is
Changes in Urination/Urinary Accidents
Changes in Behavior
What Can Your Dog's Gums And Tongue Tell You?
Excessive Head Shaking
Lumps and Bumps
What Is That Limp?
Nose Bleeds (Epistaxis)
Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Head Tilt
Unexplained Weight Loss
Unexplained Weight Gain
Loss Of Appetite
What Happens in a Dog's Body with Severe Vomiting?
Gastroenteritis is when ...
Whats In The Urine? (Part I: What You Can Notice On Your Own)
What's In The Urine? (Part II: Urinalysis)
What’s in the Poop? (Part I - Consistency)
What’s in the Poop? (Part II - Color)
A Tale of Many Tails—and What Came Out From Underneath Stories from My Diary-rrhea (part I)
Acute Small Intestinal Diarrhea
Acute Large Intestinal Diarrhea (Acute Colitis)
Chronic Large Intestinal Diarrhea
Chronic Small Intestinal Diarrhea
Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog now available in paperback and Kindle. Each chapter includes notes on when it is an emergency.