Dog owner question
"Hi! Our Manchester Terrier dog, named Rocky, has been exhibiting strange behaviour lately.
He seems to have a headache, often moans and complains. He shows pain when we touch his head. He also sleeps a lot. What could be the problem?"
"Hi! First of all, it is important to watch your dog when you notice a change in his behavior.
The Manchester Terrier, as a breed of dog, is prone to certain neurological problems, the symptoms of which are signs of headaches.
One possible cause may be a condition called idiopathic headache, sometimes called phantom headache.
This condition is rare and often misdiagnosed. It causes symptoms such as sudden shaking of the head, turning the head sideways, rubbing of the nasal mucosa and moaning.
Another possibility is meningitis, which can also cause headaches, lethargy and loss of appetite.
This condition requires urgent medical attention because it can cause serious complications if left untreated!
Rocky's symptoms should immediately take you to a vet for a detailed examination, including blood tests and a CT or MRI scan!
These tests can help to identify the cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
In the meantime, try to keep Rocky in as calm an environment as possible and avoid touching his head.
I understand that this is worrying, but we hope that the doctors will find the cause of the problem and Rocky will feel better soon!"