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My 18 month old Mini Schnauzer bites imaginary flies or

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My 18 month old Mini Schnauzer bites imaginary flies or looks up at the sky constantly.
I there a medication I can give him to control this? I am worried that it may be the beginning of a brain tumor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear that Boomer is showing this symptom. The primary concern of fly biting is petite mal seizures or complex partial seizures. CLICK HERE for more information on this condition in dogs

Once basic bloodwork is done on your dog and your vet reviews a video of the behavior (if you are able to record) then medications will be initiated to control the behavior. He is at the age we do tend to see seizure activity begin, often what is called idiopathic in nature or we simply don't have a full understanding of cause...

But medications such as phenobarbital are used regularly to treat the symptoms and hopefully Boomer will have a normal happy healthy life with this behavior and it will be well controlled with medications.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jim,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Boomer. How is everything going?
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