It’s quite common to notice strange behavior in our pets. But sometimes habits that look harmless and adorable may be a sign of a bigger health issue. One example is “head-pressing” which may not appear to be dangerous at first glance but could indicate a more serious health problem in your pet.
We at Dogs & Puppies Lovers care about your pets’ well-being and we want to give you more information about this condition, the reasons why it may occur, and what you can do to help your 4-legged companions.
The definition of “head-pressing”
It’s a compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other flat surface for no apparent reason. This behavior is usually ignored but behind this condition, there are different causes which we will talk about later. One of the most notable effects of this behavior is an injury, either on the feet, face or head of the animal.
1. Brain disorders
This means that your pet may be having inflammation in the brain. Young and middle-aged dogs tend to be diagnosed with this disease more than older dogs do. The condition is less common in cats. Some of the symptoms consist of seizures, disorientation, unusual behavior, low energy, loss of balance, and sometimes fever.