If Your Cat or Dog Ever Does This, Go To The Vet ASAP

"Head Pressing" is a symptom of something quite serious. If your pet does this, seek medical help immediately.

Megan Elizabeth
Created by Megan Elizabeth
On Jun 8, 2015
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This is what your healthy pets should be doing:

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But if they do this, take them to the vet immediately

This is called "Head Pressing"

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"Head Pressing" is when the the affected pet stands close to a wall or other hard surface (furniture, the corner, etc) and literally presses their head against the surface.

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It almost always signifies significant neurological illness

This could be a sign of:
- Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)
- Brain tumor
- Stroke
- Head trauma
- Inflammatory and infectious types of meningitis and encephalitis

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This is a medical emergency!

Other symptoms include:
1. Walking In Circles
2. Pacing Around Anxiously and Aimlessly
3. Seizures
4. Irregular Reflexes
5. Visual Impairment

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Make sure to take your pet to the vet so they can get better!