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My dog has the hiccups
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My dog has the hiccups

For the past few weeks, every time my 8-year-old male German shepherd chow mix is laying down or laying on his side, his stomach will spasm like he has the hiccups.  He'll take a breath, and after he exhales, he'll have a spasm like a hiccup in the vicinity of his stomach.  Sometimes it's a quicker spasm, happening twice with every breath, but it's very rhythmic. Is this something I should be worried about?  He looks very uncomfortable.
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Please try over the counter Gas-X, and Bean-O as prescribed on the box for a few days.  Your dog is large enough for the human dose.

If this is ineffective please try a change in diet from whatever you are feeding now to an only canned, high protein, grain-free high quality dog food.  Switch over slowly over an one weeks time or so.  You can continue with Gas-X and Bean-O during this time.  Probiotics will may also help.

If the above is ineffective, please have him examined by a vet and have X-Rays of his abdomen performed if necessary.
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Thank your for your advice.  We've changed his food recently to one that had more garin in it, so that may be the answer.  I appreciate your time!
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