02-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BOHICA Bay
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.