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why does my dog bite at the air

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 8 years ago.

HI barbara,

Labs are prone to Epilepsy and this usually starts around the ages of 2-5 years. What you may be seeing is a partial/focal seizure. These do not render the dog totally unresponsive as a full blown seizure would but rather you would see behavior changes. Some dogs pace, whine , bark, circle, snap at imaginary bugs, lick air, and there are many other behaviors that can be seen. This behavior can last from moments to days in duration.

I am going to direct you to a site that talks about the different components of seizures. In this site there is a video of a dog licking/ snapping.

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