My Dog's Head is Tilted
A dog with a head tilt is always a concern. It could mean something as simple as a mild to moderate ear infection, or it could be something as serious as a stroke. By gathering a little information through a physical exam and by answering a few questions, you should be able to ascertain why your dog's head is tilted.
What to Look For
Examine your dog carefully, paying closest attention to her ears, eyes, head, and neck. Look for any evidence of infection, including heat, redness, discharge, and foul odor. Feel for signs of tenderness and pain, and observe your dog's pupils for any unusual movement or asymmetry.
What to Do
Answer these questions to figure out what's going on with your dog's tilted head:
When to Get the Vet
A recent head trauma can result in a variety of side effects that could be responsible for causing a head tilt. All of them are worthy of further investigation and certainly merit an immediate visit with your veterinarian.
Text © 2007 by Robert D. "Jake" Tedaldi, D.V.M.
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