Why Do Cats Get Hiccups?

Cats can also have hiccups – it is often a sign of improper feeding. In some cases, however, there is also worse behind it. PetReader gives tips.

Hiccups can occur in cats of all ages – this is due to nerve irritation causing the diaphragm and glottis to contract at the same time.

Hiccups in Cats are Usually Caused by Eating Too Quickly

The causes are often too fast or excessive eating and the swallowing of air. Bringing up hairballs could also play a role.

Hiccups should go away within hours, but definitely on the same day.

If it occurs with increasing frequency, all that remains is to go to the vet. In older cats, this could also mean a heart or lung disease.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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