September is Happy, Healthy Cat Month!
Cats and kittens can get hiccups, just like humans do. The sound may be different but the reason why they get them is scientifically the same. Cats, like humans, have a diaphragm muscle that can suddenly contract and involuntarily react to irritation, resulting in hiccups.
While it is a normal behavior among cats, a cat owner should also be cautious because not all noises or hiccup-like sounds that your feline pet creates are hiccups. Some may be a cause of more serious health problems.
Here are some important facts you need to know:
How can you prevent your cat from getting hiccups?
To control or minimize it, next time try to elevate her food dish or cat bowl. Since your cat exerts more effort to get her food, it will make your cat eat slowly, which may help prevent “normal” hiccups, which are caused from eating too fast.
Pet Article courtesy of pet-articles.blogspot.com.
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