A couple of weeks ago, I created this video (below) detailing how we were helping one of our pet patients with her headaches. For many pet parents, it left them wondering what they should look for to know if their own dog was suffering from headaches.
YES… your dog — like you– can get headaches. While every dog is different, you may notice one or more of the following signs of a potential headache:
- sleeping more than usual
- moving less than usual
- trying to avoid having his or her head touched
- being sluggish
- not lifting his or her head normally
If you see any of these symptoms — or any other marked change in behavior — it’s best to contact your veterinarian for an appointment. While Ruby’s headaches are caused by a Chiari malformation, pet headaches can be caused by any number of health issues and it’s best to have your furry friend checked out.