I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Rhino, he is 3 years old.
I have been his owner since he was 9 weeks old and I have had other dogs as pets in the past. Yet I have never came across a dog with hiccups…
I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this with any of their pets?
At first I found it rather humorous but it has been occurring more and more often recently. He doesn’t seem in any kind of pain, nor does it last very long, but I’m worried it could be some kinds of problem within his gullet. I know that taller dogs can gain problems with their gullet due to the need to bend right over whilst eating, which is why I invested in some bowl stands for Rhino over a year ago.
He’s also been suffering from conjunctivitis lately so on his last visit to the vet for eye drops last week I did mention the hiccupping. The vet just looked confused as if she had never heard of it before. She then alleged that it doesn’t sounds like anything serious but visit again if it persists.
It has persisted but I don’t want to go back seeming overly paranoid. I have tried google, but there doesn’t seem to be any clear diagnosis. So I thought I’d try to find out if I could find any one who had any first hand experience of this.