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What Do You Do For Dog Hiccups?

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James FitzGerald Profile
Dog hiccups are exactly like human hiccups and are caused by a minor spasm of the diaphragm. They are pretty harmless but can be annoying to get rid of. Hiccups are more likely to be observed in puppies, as their bodies are growing at a rapid rate. If your dog has hiccups, there are a number of solutions however that may help your cause.

You need to monitor how constant your dog's hiccups are and if they last more than half an hour it is advisable to consult your vet. Hiccups generally are not life threatening so there is no need to worry about your dog.

Try to interact with your dog as much as possible, it may forget all about them. You can try feeding your dog a treat or a small light snack as this will cause him to change his breathing patterns temporarily, and may be sufficient to cure them within a short period. You should also offer your dog plenty of water and fluid as this might do the trick as well. You could also try to scare or frighten your dog (just like the human cure!) although take care not to do this more than a few times.

Taking your dog for a walk or engaging in a vigorous play session will also upset its breathing patterns and may perhaps make your dog forget about the hiccups. As a last ditch attempt, you could also give your dog a wash or bath, disrupting its daily routine and thus the stress in avoiding the task may cause your dog to forget about its ailment.
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Aisha answered
Hiccups are normal in animals just like humans. It is usually a harmless repeating spasm of the laryngeal cartilage. You can try giving your dog a little water at that time, which usually cures the problem. Otherwise Hiccups get cured on their own in a few minutes time. But if the Hiccups persist for a few days or weeks, it can be a sign of a serious problem. The best thing in such a case, is to take the dog to a vet.
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We have a Boxer Collie x breed. She is around 1 yr old and gets hiccups most mornings. To get rid of them them we sit her up and rub the bottom of her belly which usually does the trick immediately. We just assume it's because she does nothing but yawn when she wakes up in the mornings and so most probably o/d's on oxygen..
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If your dog is having hiccups off and on then no need to worry as it can be self treated after few minutes. You can also give your dog some water to drink. This can solve problem of your dog. Hiccups occur due to spasm in the diaphragm. A dog can have hiccups due to eating quickly, or minor gastrointestinal problem or problems in diets or water. Prolong hiccups can be sign of due to underlying cause and requires vet visit immediately. If your dog is having hiccups persistently and giving water is also not working then your local vet can diagnose the proper cause and offer accurate treatment.
helen baillie-gutteridge Profile
Dogs often get hiccups, especially when young. It is the same thing as us getting hiccups and usually stops as abruptly as it does with us.
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A hiccup is a myoclonus involuntary twitch and has many causes . Literally try sneaking up on the dog and scare it like we do to people.

A noise its not used to like an air horn short burst, or a brief whistle blow done totally without dogs notice, then try to play with dog

if over next dy this continues take it to the vet
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R Maye answered
Water will usually help them like it does for humans. Watch the dog carefully, if the hiccups persist, take him to a vet.
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My dog gets them to. It's easy. Just message the dog's chest for a few minutes and they just stop. Hiccups mean the dog's growing.
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Thank you , I find it to look very painful for Shih Tzu. I never knew dog/puppies can have hiccups so often. I knew the remedies for humans, not for dogs. Thank you.
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I scare him. I wait for him to pay attention to something else, then make a sudden noise and movement. He startles and stares at me like I'm crazy. Hiccups are gone.
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For my dog's hiccups I raise her upright (on two legs) and stretch her diaphragm. They go away within about 20-30 seconds. Haven't tried this on my dog, but, a good cure for human's hiccups is a teaspoon of sugar under the tongue.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. My Shih Tzu has had horrible hiccups for about 6 hours. They looked very painful and his entire body shook!! He kept looking at me for help andI didn't have any idea of what to do for him. Did not want to give him water-,he could chokeI read your "cure" and figured what the heck-couldn't hurt him any, I stood him on his back legs, I made some comforting noises---lo and behold-after about 30 seconds, he curled up and went to sleep, hiccups all gone.
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Anonymous answered
I usually just wrap my dog in a nice warm blanket and she seems to calm down that rally helps she don't  get hiccups that often...
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alanis velez answered
First you make her/him lay down go away then get her/him toy squeak it it will scare your dog and after 60 seconds walla there gone he/she but he/her might get gassy sorry its the only way it works lol (:
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Kelsey Faytak answered
Most the time when my dogs get the hiccups it is because they are thirsty, so I give them water and the hiccups most always go away. The times they don't go away it is because he is hungry, so I give him food.
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ray of light answered
It is quite normal for the dogs to have hiccups. Its just diaphragm spasms, and do not harm the dogs much. But if the dog keeps on hiccuping all day long, then there must be some stomach disorder, or something must be wrong with its diet/water. You should ask your friend to take him to a vet in that case.
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D Burruss answered
Feed them grass or some spinach. Then, just take them outside and wait for the up-chuck to come. Domestic dog's swallow almost anything they can get their mouths on sometimes! Grasses are one way nature helps them relieve their stomachs of bad foods and objects.
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Do not feed them grass as it can cause more serious problems than hiccups including bloat
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Gosh thats stupid y would you wunt to feed ure dog grass????? Thats not gunna help ure just gunna get the dog sick!!!!!
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Amanda Martinez answered
Swallow a spoonful of sugar.
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Don't give your dog sugar, grass or spinach. They'll eat grass if they have a stomach ache but then they'll puke from it. Our 4 year old boxer hiccups in the morning for about 2 or 3 seconds. Some days he doesn't at all.
He survived valley fever and has been checked by a cardiologist and had all kinds of blood tests. I think our Vet just bought a Porshe. We have two German Shepherds who never hiccup.
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I hold my dog upside down for less than a minute. Grab her hind legs and hold her straight up head facing the floor .I guess I scare the hiccups away .it works.

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