Dog hiccups?

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Dog hiccups?

Postby goldenstatefan » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:54 pm

After eating I've noticed that my pup kind of hiccups, or sounds as if he's going to cough it up. I'm only feeding him the recommended amount of dry food. It goes away after about 3-5 minutes. Is this something that I should worry about?

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Postby love for ba brody » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:29 pm

puppy hiccups are very common. There is no need to worry.

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Postby msvette2u » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:37 pm

He might be eating too fast. Try adding water to his food so he doesn't gulp it down too quickly.

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Postby hwillm1977 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:39 pm

Marley used to get hiccups ALL the time when he ate... the vet said it's normal and sometimes caused by them eating too fast. We started giving him his kibble on a big pizza pan (which forces him to slow down cause he has to chase the kibble around) and that helped a lot... but even now (he's 1.5 years old now) he still gets them every time he gets too worried/excited/or wolfs food down...

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Postby PrettyBoyStuntz » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:21 pm

diesel always had hiccups as a puppy, i got worried at first also but then I realized there was nothing you could do. it was really cute though

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Postby goldenstatefan » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:35 pm

Thanks all, this forum is a great source of information from people with a wealth of knowledge! :thumbsup:

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Postby tlowife » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:45 am

My Bonnie always gets the hiccupps. What I do is pick her up under her front legs and have her stand on her hind legs. Then I raise her a couple of inches off the floor and let her "dangle" for about 10-20 seconds. That usually does the trick.

Hiccupps are spasms, and if you elongate the diaphram they will stop. If you have a very heavy dog just having them stand on their hind legs, and stretching their torso may elongate the diaphram enough to stop the spasms. :)

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Postby DevotedSpartan » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:22 pm

my pups gulps her kibble down fast as well and hiccups. i like the pan ideal. im thinking of trying that. i'll have to pick up a pan from the salvation army.

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Postby skada21 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:44 pm

my puppy used to get hiccups when he got nervous or startled. Like when my partner and I would wrestle or if I yelled at the cat or other dogs or when there were too many people around. It was sooper cute. I don't remember him doing it after eating, but that may be because he's a grazer and only eats a couple of kibbles at a time.

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Postby rschrad7926 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:52 pm

Corbin had hiccups all the time as a puppy, not just when he ate. Now he is a little older (10 months) and he still gets them when he gets startled...it's real funny!

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Postby goldenstatefan » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:39 am

Baron my 11 week old pup gets them after he's been running around, eating, or even after he wakes up. I hope this is normal.


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