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Why does my dog insist on finding a corner to stand in?

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why does my dog insist on finding a corner to stand in?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. The main worry I would have, is a brain tumor. Dogs with brain tumors will often times go stand in corners of rooms and not know how to get out of there. They also tend to press their head against walls. Seizures are also common once it causes enough compression on the brain.The only way to diagnose this, is with an MRI of the head. The treatment is either surgical removal or radiation therapy for those that want to do everything. For the majority, we treat with anti-seizure meds (Phenobarbital) and a steroid (Prednisone). Here is a nice write up on the most common type- Meningioma:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1995 I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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