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    I clean his tail pocket twice a day with duoxo wipes, not sure what to be looking for/how to check his anal glands. I have had them expressed a couple of times in the past but they never seemed super concerned about it at the vet. At times he also licks the carpet and his paws, the paws not so much lately

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    Lambeau licks air at times too, and i still can't figure out why... He doesn't have a tail and i did allergy testing to identify all his triggers but he mostly does it when ( at least i think) he is tired


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    I feel like it is food related because he seems to do it after breakfast for a little bit and after dinner a little bit. Maybe I should try adding pumpkin? I worry because it's made his chin acne impossible to get rid of, I don't want him to feel uncomfortable. I'm worried about mega e or some other scary digestive problem

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    It is baffling. Monty does it a bit more now and the only thing I can point to is after I clean his nose rope (quite often) and occasionally after I put his eye drops in. Sometimes he doesn't do it for a couple of days or so, then it's several times a day for no reason. Pepcid no longer seems to make any difference. I can usually distract him and stop him but sometimes it takes a bit of doing. I think in Monty's case, it is to do with his face most of the time. I am scared it will become a compulsive habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    I feel like it is food related because he seems to do it after breakfast for a little bit and after dinner a little bit. Maybe I should try adding pumpkin? I worry because it's made his chin acne impossible to get rid of, I don't want him to feel uncomfortable. I'm worried about mega e or some other scary digestive problem
    May be time for allergy testing?


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    Our dog does this occasionally. We refer to it as "biting flies."

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    What is Fly-Snapping Syndrome? | CANIDAE®

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    Quote Originally Posted by schak View Post
    Our dog does this occasionally. We refer to it as "biting flies."

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    I believe that is a different issue. With Monty there is no snapping or jerking the head. It's fairly rapid tongue flicking, almost like a snake flicks its tongue. Found this video
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    Jewel does that and rocks from side to side and we clean her nose rope and all is better afterwards. Now that the weather is warm, her nose rope is cleaned once a day and sometimes twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Jewel does that and rocks from side to side and we clean her nose rope and all is better afterwards. Now that the weather is warm, her nose rope is cleaned once a day and sometimes twice.
    Haha! Bulldogs!!! It's the exact opposite with my boy, clean his nose rope and it sets him off!! There is just no telling with these guys!
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    So we came back from the vet, all went well for the most part. The vet suggested doing a food trial for 4 months before trying allergy testing, clean bill of health other than that, had his anal glands expressed she said they were about half full so I'll just continue to have them checked when I take him to have his nails trimmed to stay on top of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I can't hear the sound on the video so, apologize for asking, but is he responsive to you calling him?

    Jessica got all the questions I was going to ask... tail pocket anal glands, which would be an itch he can not get to
    I just read this post(yeah,I'm slow............Maude never did that licking. Then she had her nares widened. Ever since them she licks the air like that,after chewing a nylabone,or eating something. I tell her her nose is gonna' fall off! I was thinking that perhaps her sense of smell is so much better,'cause it didn't happen until after the nare surgery healed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I can't hear the sound on the video so, apologize for asking, but is he responsive to you calling him?

    Jessica got all the questions I was going to ask... tail pocket anal glands, which would be an itch he can not get to
    I just read this post(yeah,I'm slow............Maude never did that licking. Then she had her nares widened. Ever since them she licks the air like that,after chewing a nylabone,or eating something. I tell her her nose is gonna' fall off! I was thinking that perhaps her sense of smell is so much better,'cause it didn't happen until after the nare surgery healed.

    Years ago I had a shaggy dog,who when she would get a sore throat,she would lick everything,even tear up newpapers and swallow it,lick the rugs. I would have to put her in an empty crate
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