Eight Dog Symptoms – A Possible Dog Headache
Dog Symptoms of a Headache Can be Easy to Recognize
Here is what to look for when you are questioning the symptoms in dogs and if it’s a dog headache
You may have asked yourself if your dog was ever suffering from a headache. Well it is a fact that dogs suffer from those head throbbing pains just like their human counterparts. Given that dogs have 20 times more olfactory receptors than we do, they can pick up scents we don’t even know exist, which could lead to allergies in dogs, nasal irritations and ultimately a headache.
Symptoms of dogs with a possible headache can display a variety of behaviours. Knowing what normal behaviour in our dog is will help when we encounter any of the signs. The following could indicate that your beloved dog has either a minor headache or a major head throb:
• You suddenly find your dog wants to hide in the closet where it is dark and quiet.
• Now your most affectionate dog in the world does not want you touching their head or stroking them at all.
• Dog symptoms like rubbing their head against furniture or on your body hoping for relief of this invasion in their head.
• Total avoidance of people and loud noises which only make their head pound more.
• Not interested in playing and only wanting to be left alone.
• Squinting with their eyes to avoid sunlight which worsens their pain.
• Seeking out cool places to rest their head upon.
• Not very enthusiastic about eating their meals (putting their head down to feed from their bowl can cause that throbbing)
Many of these dog symptoms can point to other reasons besides a headache. There could be dog allergies they are suffering from or an eye condition or even possible neck or spinal strain. High blood pressure or dehydration can also cause symptoms in dogs that resemble headaches. Despite that, a picture of vibrant dog health does not involve your best friend running for cover from play, or sunshine and heading for dark closets.
Many dog symptoms are covered in my e-book “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs.” I particularly go into great detail in Chapter 2 on Holistic dog care and how you can help a wide variety of conditions through natural and safe means that don’t have to cost an arm or a leg.
So ask yourself if your healthy dog wants to socialize with other dogs and people. Understandably there would be no other underlying condition which predisposes them to being antisocial. Understand that dogs experience and feel many of the emotions and illnesses that we do, so headaches are not that far off the Richter scale. Be aware of your dog’s body language and vocalizations. That passion for the closet might be more than just wanting to be near the scent of your socks and shoes!
Have you ever suspected a headache in your dog? Share your comments and information below!