my 12 week old shih tzu hiccups everyday! Is this normal?

by Jocelyn
(Boise, ID)

My 12 week old shih tzu, vida, tends to hiccup at least once through out the day.

She is blonde, with a dark teddy bear nose and eyes.

I was curious if it is just her growing fast, or a more serious issue. She will have her 3rd round of shots next week and then goes for her fourth shot three weeks later.

So far she has only thrown up two times. Once was just a tad bit of liquid, and the other time, she threw up her food, which to me appeared she swallowed and didnt chew!!

Other then that she has acted how she always has. I do time her feeding, three times a day, one cup of premium puppy food, and water in between so she will stay hydrated.

Beleive it or not, she is already potty trained after just three and a half weeks! Who knows if that is slow but thank the lord. Im very proud of her and praise her everytime!

thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

jocelyn and Vida!

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Nov 08, 2011
by: Karen

She may be eating too fast. Is she your only dog? If there are other dogs around she may be gulping her food so no one will take it from her. If she is the only dog, you may try feeding her in a quiet place where there is no one around. My 1 yr old sometimes does this as well & it is because he eats too fast. Hope this helps.

Nov 09, 2011
Thank you
by: jocelyn

Thank you for the advice and your input.

Im thinking she is eating too fast as well, because once she threw up, her found was still in the same shape that it was before she even ate it!

Thanks for the heads up :) And yes she is the only one around. Ill definitely try to keep the tv down etc.

Warm Regards


Feb 08, 2012
by: Puttputts mom

My baby hiccuped daily and when I yelled and got upset with her (only 1st) she gagged and had the hiccups badly. Now she is 6 months old she doesnt get them as often and I learned not to yell at her. She scared me as much as I scared her. Yelling is not the solution!

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