My puppy got hiccups the first night we had him. He'd been howling and yelping and all upset that he was in a strange house without his 8 other siblings that when we let him out of his crate in the morning, he had the hiccups from all that sobbing.
Also happens when they eat too quickly. Zac gets them if he gobbles up breakfast too quickly!!
Apollo just gets them. It is not like he gets them at the same time everyday even. I cant associate it with food, or being upset. For example when I started this thread we were both in the office and had been for a while when he started. LOL
He ate probably 1-1/2 hours ago so I am guessing that isnt it.
Hmm...I'm not sure then.
As long as the hiccups aren't EXTREME - such as all-out convulsion type hiccups like he's going to throw up - I don't think there's too much to worry about. I don't think you can prevent those: but then again I am not an expert.
Link had the hiccups alot when he was little but now that he is 6 months old he only has them maybe once every two weeks. We asked the Vet about them and the said it is their esophogus(sp???) maturing and that they can have them up to about 8 months but I am sure that they can get then when they are older every once in a while just like we can.
Chevy got them often when we first got him. We thought something was wrong at first because it seemed he always had them, lol. I can't tell you exactly when he outgrew it though, I haven't heard him hiccup in a couple months. Shya gets them about once or twice a day now.
I too have always heard that the hiccups were because "his insides are growing", which I think at that age is exactly the reason. As long as they don't last really long per session or seem to cause any problem you shouldn't worry.