This little one does not know how to react on hiccups. Hiccups in dogs are usually harmless and safe. The main source of hiccups – spasms of the diaphragm. Reasons why dog hiccups may be the excitement, too rapid eating, irritation or stress.
Puppies may hiccup in the morning, after waking up and after nap and after eating. Some puppies get the hiccups even while you sleep! Hiccups in dogs are so common that some vets consider it “growing pains” when puppies are in the process of physical and psychological development.
Episodes of hiccups in puppies begin to decline, usually as they grow older and disappear completely at the age of 8 to 12 months.