clicking noise when sniffing intently
(long island, NY)
My 4th month yellow lab makes a clicking noise when he sniffs intently- it's like a flap opening and closing. i own several dogs and other labs which do not do this.
breathes normal- very playful and energetic- eats like a pig weight 35lbs.
This isn't something I've ever noticed on a dog and I'm not a veterinarian I'm afraid so I really can't say what is causing this odd noise.
It sounds as though it could be a weak spot somewhere in her nasal cavity perhaps, or maybe a small blockage of some sort (if she inhaled something and it got stuck and then moves when she sniffs intently?)
I really can only recommend you have your veterinarian take a look up her nose to make sure that there's no blockage.
Luckily overall it sounds as though she's perfectly healthy so I doubt it's anything to worry unduly about. However, as Labs do love to use their noses it's probably something you should check out with your vet.
You could also try asking the same question of an online veterinarian in case this is something that is known to happen in some dogs, rather than being a one-off because she's inhaled something. You can use this link if you'd like to do that.... Ask Your Dog Veterinary Question Now
Sorry I couldn't help more. Best of luck with your dogs.