A Surprising Sign That Your Pet Needs Immediate Medical Attention

Apr 1, 2015

We take great care to make sure our pets are safe and well taken care of, but we see them doing odd things all the time. That's part of the charm of having an animal. But one strange behavior, though seemingly innocuous, could be the sign of something very serious.

Head pressing, when the animal presses its head against walls, doors or objects for no clear reason, can be your pet's way of telling you that something is very wrong.


It can signify prosencephalon disease, toxic poisoning, infections and tumors affecting the nervous system.

This dog is head pressing as a result of hepatic encephalopathy caused by liver toxicity.

Other neurological conditions show themselves this way.


Metabolic disorders, inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, brain damage can all cause it.

You can read more about head pressing and check on other symptoms to look for in your pet over at PetMD.

Credit: PetMD | Dog Heirs

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