Asked in Domestic DogsVeterinary Medicine
Why do dogs get the hiccups?
May 29, 2013 7:27PM
We don't know why dogs get hiccups, or for that matter what causes them in humans. They appear to be a temporary malfunction of the diaphragm, in which the diaphragm contracts suddenly and unexpectedly, expelling air from the lungs.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Behavior, Dog Care, Hiccups
Do dogs hiccups sound like barking my dogs will not stop it?
Asked in Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Hiccups
Hiccups in Staffordshire bull terrier pups?
Hiccups are very common in all puppies and are actually quite normal. Puppies get hiccups when they eat and drink as they tend to ingest large quantities of air which then triggers hiccups. Common hiccuping is normal until dogs are about 8 months of age. There is also nothing that you can really do to stop hiccups in a puppy, other than having the puppy rest until the hiccups are gone.
Asked in Dog Health, Hiccups
What does it mean when a dog has hiccups all the time?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Hiccups
Is there a disease involving hiccups?
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Dog Behavior, Hiccups
Is it possible for a dog to hiccup?
Yes, I have a chihuahua that gets the hiccups. It's too cute. Yes. Dogs can get hiccups just like humans, especially puppies. The hiccups should go away shortly, although if they last all day, you should probably consult a veterinarian. Dog hiccups are usually caused by something they ate or drank, excitement, stress, or a stomach disorder.