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.
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.
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.