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This is a discussion on hiccups within the Puppy Help forums, part of the Dog Training and Behavior category; I know it's very normal for pups to get hiccups. Lola gets them ALL the time. However, they're not always just normal hiccups. Sometimes she ...

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:06 AM
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I know it's very normal for pups to get hiccups. Lola gets them ALL the time. However, they're not always just normal hiccups. Sometimes she hiccups double-time! Like, she'll hiccup as fast as her heart beats. It's strange. Is that normal too?
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I know it's very normal for pups to get hiccups. Lola gets them ALL the time. However, they're not always just normal hiccups. Sometimes she hiccups double-time! Like, she'll hiccup as fast as her heart beats. It's strange. Is that normal too?
Like 60 to 100 times a minute? Can't say I've ever seen that!
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Are you just using the "as fast as her heart beats" thing as a bit of hyperbole? Not being flippant, but knowing whether that is truly what is going on would be a big part of whether what she is doing is w/in the range of "normal". I'm going to guess that it was a bit of an exaggeration and, if so, she's normal. If she is truly hiccuping as fast as what you said, though, that would be something I would want to discuss further with my vet.
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Are you just using the "as fast as her heart beats" thing as a bit of hyperbole? Not being flippant, but knowing whether that is truly what is going on would be a big part of whether what she is doing is w/in the range of "normal". I'm going to guess that it was a bit of an exaggeration and, if so, she's normal. If she is truly hiccuping as fast as what you said, though, that would be something I would want to discuss further with my vet.
No, it's not an exaggeration. She hiccups at just about the rate of her heartbeat. Sometimes they're just normal hiccups, like "hiccup....hiccup.....hiccup" but other times they're back to back to back really really fast. I thought she was having a seizure the first time she did it, but my roomie informed me that it was hiccups, though she had never seen a dog have them that fast.
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can you take a video? I really need to see this!
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can you take a video? I really need to see this!
hahaha ok I can try to catch it on my webcam next time she does it. I've never uploaded a video before, but I'll try to!
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She did the super fast hiccup thing again today at my boyfriend's house. I told him to watch her and see how crazy it was, and he goes "are you sure that's hiccups? It's coming like....straight out of her chest....it just doesn't seem normal." Well hiccups come straight out of the chest too, do they not? But anyway, I now know that I'm not insane--she does have extremely fast pace hiccups, and it's so odd. I will ask the vet about it when I bring her in tomorrow.
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Hiccups are from her diaphragm, just in front of her stomach. If it's more in her chest, it may not be hiccups. Definitely see the vet about it.
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My dog has the fast hiccups too. Or are they hiccups? LoveLola did you ever find an answer or did your dog grow out of it? My dog is 4 months now.
Please advise.
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My dog has the fast hiccups too. Or are they hiccups? LoveLola did you ever find an answer or did your dog grow out of it? My dog is 4 months now.
Please advise.
Woah, this thread sure brings me back! I never did get a professional opinion, but she grew out of it. It hasn't happened in at least 6 months. She almost never gets the hiccups now.
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