Like humans a pet can experience headaches or pain in the head, but isn't harmful in pets. As with humans, headaches it can be a sign of a medical condition, such as brain tumors. If your cat or dog experiences headaches for an extended period of time, it is advised to consult a veterinarian to determine the cause.
How to Recognize
It is impossible for us to know if our pets are suffering from headaches, but there are a couple of signs that may suggest a headache. If your pet avoids being pet on the head, appears lethargic, or avoids light, he/she may be suffering from a headache.
Causes of Headaches
Head pains are commonly associated with brain tumors in pets.
Since your veterinarian will not be able to tell if your pet is suffering from a headache, they will look for a condition that matches all of the visible symptoms you have seen your pet experience.
Treatment for Headaches
If your pet seems to be suffering from head pains, you can try to make your pet more comfortable by turning off lights if they seem to avoid light or avoid petting them on the head. As your veterinarian treats the underlying condition, you will see your pet relieved of these symptoms.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.