Owning a pet is always a huge responsibility, and definitely not something that could be taken for granted. There’s no one I dislike more than people who get pets into their homes only to neglect them afterwards, saying excuses about how busy they are with work or with their children or any other thing. To own a pet means that you would be willing to care for them, to love them, nurture them, and most importantly, watch out for their health and physical and psychological well-being.
One very important symptom that some pets, cats or dogs specifically, may exhibit is known as “head pressing”. When a dog or cat does this, it could mean that they have a serious medical problem that requires urgent medical attention. If you notice your cat or dog pressing its head to a wall or any other solid object compulsively and for a long period of time, the first thing you need to do is get it to the vet clinic to do a full body check, as this move could indicate a dangerous underlying medical condition, like tumors, liver shunt, toxic poisoning, or head trauma.
Other signs that could indicate any of these health conditions include walking in circles, head rubbing on rough surfaces, pacing, damaged or slow reflexes, or visual problems.
It is essential that we start watching our cats and dogs more closely than ever. Taking notice of these symptoms as early as possible can lead to an easier and smoother process of treatment for your pet. Noticing these kinds of neurological behaviors in your cat or dog can be the reason of saving their lives. Even noticing any other weird or unusual behavior in your cat and dog will be helpful to protect them and treat them of other, less serious problems that cats and dogs usually have.