Signs Of Headache In Dog
- Shy's away from the sun totally: If your dog is having a headache, chances are that it won't want to be anywhere near the sun as this will only make his headache worst. The dog will try to stay indoors or under cool shades much more.
- Little to no barking: Dogs love to bark, no, dogs love to bark a lot. If you notice your dog being on the quiet side for the day, chances are that his head hurt and the noise from the barking will make matters worst.
- Sleeps More: Mmmm, we all know that some of our pooches are couch potatoes, and they sleeping may not signal much of anything more than them just being the lazy mutt they are. But if you have a very active dog and you notice on a particular day the animal isn't jumping around and lifting weights, but more in a sleep mode. It could be because of an headache.
- Your dog may appear to squint his eyes or eyes seem sensitive to bright light: Dogs are not much different than us humans, bright light and headaches are like oil and water.
- Not as Jovial: One sign that your dog may have an headache is a change in his jovial character. He may not want to be around anyone and will just find a nice quiet place to lay his head.
- Avoids You Rubbing His Head:Your dog loves to be petted and pampered, you know those moments when you give your dog a good head petting and fuzzes him all up. The dog may try to avoid you touching his head simply because it hurts.
Remember, before you look at these symptoms and assume it's an headache, make sure to check your dog for any other injuries. If the Dog is in this mood for more that two days, take it to the vet to get a proper diagnostic.
What To Do About Your Dog's Headache
- Cutting down the Volume On Television Or Radio
- Avoid Loud Conversations
- Let your dog sleep it off
- Use Lavender Oil (Place two drops in every three to four cups of water)
- Give him softer food, if you suspect the dog has an headache, don't give the animals hard food to crunch or crack to apply any more tension to the pain in his head.
- Provide cooling for the animal. Do not put the Air condition on blast, this will make matters worst. The dog just needs to keep cool.
- Continue to provide the love and care you always do.
An headache is just that, an headache. As long as there are no constant contributing factors to this, your dog should shake it off in a few and be back to his usual barking, licking and jumping self.