My Dog Keeps Shaking Their Head: Should I Be Worried?

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What could it mean if your dog keeps shaking their head?

Ear infections

Allergies

Foreign bodies

If your dog seems comfortable but the ear looks dirty or waxy, you can try using a dog ear cleaning product to see if that helps.

What are the other symptoms of an ear infection?

How can you help if your dog keeps shaking their head?

Ear infections tend to be really painful. Therefore, if your dog is shaking their head or scratching their ears, it’s best to get them checked over by a veterinarian.

When to see a veterinarian

So, should you be worried if your dog keeps shaking their head?

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Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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