As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to be knowledgable about the warning signs that indicate that our furry friends may be in danger. But some signs are easier to pick up on than others. And one of the most serious indication of illness often goes entirely unnoticed by even the most savvy owners.
You may not even notice it, but your pet might be very sick, and recognizing the signs early could save its life.
This behavior, in which a pet adopts a compulsive tendency to place its head against a solid object for long periods of time, is called “head pressing.”
Head pressing can be a symptom of a variety of diseases, but it’s most commonly an indication of damage to the nervous system, or of toxicity due to liver damage. It can also be caused by brain damage, tumors, toxic poisoning, or stroke.
If your pet is exhibiting these signs, it is important that take it to the vet immediately.
Do not confuse “head pressing” with “head butting,” which is when your pet rubs its head against you affectionately. The two have critically different meanings.
This behavior could mean your beloved pet has a dangerous medical condition. By learning to recognize it and seeking medical attention, you could save their life.
Please share this important information with your friends who have pets.