My 6 week old pitbull puppy always gets the hiccups why?? is there a way to get rid of them??
Some puppies get hiccups, some get them A LOT! But it's usually nothing to worry about.
Adult dogs don't get them, it seems to be something puppies grow out of as they mature. Sometimes eating too fast is a 'hiccup trigger', so if your pup wolf's down his food try using a wide, shallow dish and spreading his food out so that it's not so easy for him to guzzle it down.
Eating or drinking too much can also trigger hiccups as an overfull tummy can press on the diaphragm.
Very occasionally hiccups can be the sign of a serious parasite infection, a canine illness such as Distemper, or a congenital defect. If this is the case then a puppy would normally seem sick in other ways (vomiting, diarrhea, discharge from nose/eyes, lethargy and so on).
If your puppy seems happy, active and healthy and is eating and drinking normally, then I wouldn't worry about the hiccups. However, if he seems sick in any way, take him to your vet for an examination.
Best of luck with him.