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Q: Why does my dog lick the air???

November 20, 2008 | By Shanna L. | 14 answers | Expired: 2145 days ago

Shanna L.

This seems to be a weird one to me. Our Mother Jack Russell, Baby, seems to enjoy lengthy periods of lapping the air. Seriously, you hear this funny noise in the back ground, and it's her just lapping away at the sky like she's catching tiny bites of bacteria for nutrition.

I worry this may actually be a sign of some disorder, but have not seen any information on the web related to it. And I'll feel a little silly calling the vet to ask "why is my dog licking air?".

Anyone else experiencing this? Would like some insight.

Readers' Answers (14)
Sue16
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Nov 21, 2008

Maybe she's greeting and licking someone you cannot see but she can, because they are her spirit friends.

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Mary Ann P.
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Nov 21, 2008

Two thoughts come to mind.
Some dogs do this because of an upset stomach. Others might do this when stressed.

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Liz C.
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Nov 21, 2008

Please call your vet, it is not kisses. It could be a sign of an upset stomach. Sometimes acid reflux will cause them to lick a lot. In any case your vet should be contacted, it is not a weird question so don't be afraid to be embarrassed!

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