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My puppy just turned 8 weeks yesterday. Jake however seems to have the hic ups more than the normal amount. Is this normal or what can be done to prevent them ? He eats and drinks water fine, plays alot, and runs alot. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Mine gets the hiccups when he's nervous. I talk to him soothingly and tell him everything's ok and it stops by itself.

Do you notice any pattern when it happens?

Since he's only 8 weeks, maybe it's a puppy thing? Maybe he's just nervous being away from his mom and littermates?

I guess the only other thing I can think of is if it persists talk to your veterinarian.
 

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It is a puppy thing and he should grow out of it. I remember when Bama had them all the time and it was so cute. He looked scared the first time it happened.
 

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Hiccups are totally normal in puppies. They eventually outgrow them as they get a little older. Both of our dogs had them quite frequently when they were really young.
 

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Thanks, that makes me feel better because I wasn't sure if we should worry or not! Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
 

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Daisy had them from day one at 8 weeks old, and had them lots and lots and is now nealy 6 months. It really is just a puppy thing and they will grow out of it, nothing seemed to make Daisy have them, she could just wake up from a deep sleep and have them, they were just intermitent - when ever. As mentioned Daisy is now nearly 6 months and has virtually grown out of them.
 

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Zoey used to get the hicups all the time! She is almost 7 months now and doesn't have them nearly as much. As others have said, it is a puppy thing and will outgrow them. It is kind of cute though when they have them! :)
 

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Scotty and Sully each went through that phrase and I just talked gently to them and rubbed their little tummies until they passed.
 
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