Health

October 2016 Issue

Don’t Ignore Extended Head Pressing

It differs from playful nudging and can indicate a problem, often neurologic, requiring immediate care.

If your cat firmly presses his head against a wall or sofa for extended periods for no apparent reason, don’t be quick to dismiss it as attention seeking. He could be facing a significant health problem. “Head pressing is an abnormal behavior,” Dr. Kaplan says. “It should be considered an emergency, and veterinary attention should be sought immediately.”

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