Dog Hiccups: What They Mean and When Should You Be Worried

dog hiccups
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Do dogs get hiccups?

Dogs that eat and drink too quickly tend to be more prone to hiccups, as they swallow air while inhaling their meal.

Why does my dog hiccup?

How to relieve hiccups in dogs?

Don’t try and offer your pup food while they have hiccups. There is always the small possibility that they might choke accidentally and it’s just not worth the risk!

When should I be worried about my dog’s hiccups?

If your dog is showing other signs of illness like coughing, wheezing, sneezing, vomiting, or diarrhea, make sure to get them checked out by a vet as soon as possible.



Ellen is an Australian vet who is currently combining her love of writing with traveling and working across the UK as a relief vet. Ellen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and is passionate about small animal health. Since graduating she has worked in clinical practice, including at a university teaching hospital in New Zealand. Ellen is currently based in Somerset and in her free time enjoys yoga, reading, travel, and modern calligraphy!

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