Fly Snapping

FLY_SNAPPING_FeaturedInterestingly, some dogs appear to watch and bite at imaginary flies in front of their faces – a behavior particularly prevalent among German Shepherds and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. There are a number of suspected causes for this behavior, including partial epileptic seizures, hallucinations, and, in Cavaliers, a devastating disease called syringomyelia.


How Can I Stop My Dog from Air Snapping?

  • Dogs exhibiting this behavior should be fully examined by a veterinarian to rule out any medical causes.
  • If the behavior is not caused by a medical condition, the behavior could be a compulsion.
  • Some cases can be solved with behavioral therapy and an increase in exercise, while more severe behavioral cases may require the aid of medication.
  • Talk to your veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist.
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