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The dog or cat looks fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze at an object like walls or into space. Staring in pets can mean many different things. In some cases, when dogs and cats stare, they are practicing aggressive behavior. Pets often stare at one another prior to fighting. However, staring can indicate various medical issues as well when it occurs alongside confused behavior. In these cases, staring may be a symptom of such issues as senility, complete or partial blindness, cranial injuries or brain tumors.

How to Recognize

Your pet may look fixedly at a wall, object, or into space.

Causes of Staring

Staring may be a symptom of an underlying condition such as senility or dementia in old age, vision problems or vision loss, head trauma, or brain tumors.


If your pet is staring, bring him/her to a veterinarian immediately.

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When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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