Trying To Find Out What's Wrong With My Dog—He's Acting Weird

by Kelley
(WI)


Our dog for the last 3 months or so has been acting weird. It started with him jumping/biting into the air at different times throughout the day/night and he would get really aggressive during these times. It is kind of like he looses his ability to see/hear us.

We took him in and showed the vet videos we took of him acting weird. The vet treated it as allergies (which he did have because he was licking his paws almost raw). But, since then his jumping/biting into the air has got worse. He will have an "attack" what we call it and freak out and run into things, fall, even slam his head into things.

We feel horrible and want to figure out what is wrong with our little guy. The other night it was pitch black in the house and he couldn't even see he was running into walls and I had to turn a light on for him so he could get into bed.

Also, he has really bad anxiety. I don't know if that is an underlying cause of what may be happening, but if you have any ideas please let us know.

Thank you.

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Definitely a seizure
by: Anonymous

That absolutely sounds like a seizure. Biting the air and aggression are telltale signs. Ask your vet about this, or find another vet who can appropriately diagnose the behavior. I had a friend with a dog who snapped the air and would run around while having a seizure.

Hoping for the best.

could be epilepsy
by: Anonymous

Like the last poster mentioned I had a girlfriend years ago with a golden retriever who had epilepsy and suffered many episodes usually 15 minutes or so. All she could do was just talk to her dog in calming tones. It was so sad because it must be terrifying for a dog who doesn't know what is happening.

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