To kick off the New Year and the launch of our Large Breed Puppy Food, we’re
celebrating everything puppy. If you’re a new pet parent or are simply thinking
about adopting a new puppy, we offer the following collection of frequently
asked questions about puppies, along with Dr. Jane’s insightful responses.
My puppy often has the hiccups. Is this something I should be concerned
For a puppy, hiccups are generally not cause for alarm. Puppy hiccups are
usually a harmless, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. Hiccups are
experienced by all breeds and sizes, with episodes typically lasting less than a
few minutes. Some unborn pups even hiccup inside their mother's womb! While
hiccups are harmless, when accompanied by regurgitation, or the sudden discharge
of undigested food or water, especially without much provocation, is worrisome.
If your pup vomits, especially repeatedly, a veterinary exam is very much in