why does my dog keep shaking his head

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  • What does it mean when a dog shakes his head?

  • Dogs often shake their heads because their ears are itchy or sore. This could be because they have an ear infection, skin allergies, or even something stuck in their ear. Ear infections are particularly common in dogs who swim, or those who have hairy or dangly ears.

  • Why is my dog shaking his head with an ear hematoma?

  • Though the most common cause of ear hematomas is head shaking to begin with, dogs with an ear hematoma will shake their head even more than before. Ear hematomas are extremely painful for our canine friends, and will cause a dog to shake their head in search of relief.

  • When to take your dog to the vet for head shaking?

  • If your dog is shaking his head repeatedly and the behavior does not stop over the course of a day or so, it鈥檚 time to make an appointment with your veterinarian. The most frequently diagnosed health problem that causes excessive head shaking dogs is an ear infection.

  • How do I Stop my Dog from shaking his head after bathing?

  • Head shaking that occurs because of water getting into the ears is easily prevented by placing cotton balls (or half a cotton ball for small breeds) in the dog鈥檚 ears prior to bathing or swimming. Avoid spraying or dumping water directly on your dog鈥檚 head during a bath.