Q: He gets the hiccups

September 19, 2009 | By Jennifer K. | 2 answers | Expired: 1876 days ago

Jennifer K.

When my puppy eats he frequently gets the hiccups afterwards. We have made him eat slower but it still happens sometimes. Is this something I should be worried about?

Readers' Answers (2)

Sep 19, 2009

My grandfather's dog, Snigan, eats quite fast also. We now put a jar ring (taped on the sharper edges) to slow him down. I don't think there is anything to be worried about, but you might want to watch him closely, and see if it is affecting him negetively in some way. If you see anything abnormal, I would call your local vet.

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Sep 20, 2009

hiccups happen when the rhythm of the diaphragm has been altered. it's completely natural, doubtfully unhealthy, and corrects itself within time. you have located the problem - your puppy eats too fast. there are special segmented bowls designed to slow down eating. if your puppy is a breed that has a problem w/bloat, you'll want to purchase a food stand to elevate their chest while eating.

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