Standing with Head Lowered

If a pett is standing with head lowered or down is a sign of a vast array of behavioral and health-related issues. While both cats and dogs may display this behavior, it is most common in dogs. Common reasons for standing with head lowered include submissive behavior, nervousness and anxiety. However, there are some medical-related issues that may cause dogs and cats to stand with their head lowered such as worms, parvovirus, anemia and hypoglycemia.

Standing with Head Lowered

How to Recognize

If a dog is standing with their head lowered, it is usually a sign of submission. However, if a dog is standing with their head lowered but looking up at you, showing the white moons of their eyes, your pet is trying to portray a threatening stance a may bite.


A lowered head is a common sign that a dog is afraid or acting submissive. However, it may also be a sign that your dog or cat is in severe pain.

Standing with Head Lowered Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Similar Symptoms

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