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kemist 22-05-2013 05:46 AM

First of what will no doubt be loads of silly questions, Should I be worrying that she gets so excited she seems to give herself hiccups? She has hyper moments and her belly twitches with hiccup/going to be sick sounds for a few minutes but it doesn't bother her or slow her down and it stops when she calms down and crashes out.

*H* 22-05-2013 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by kemist (Post 11225393)
We picked her up today, there has been a couple of accidents in the house but she has been fab for her first day here. Already bounces over when you call her and LOVES the garden she was only out 10 mins though as it wasn't that warm and we didn't want her getting too cold. All clear to go see the big wide world in 2 days so proper walks can start.:2thumb:

That's the best time ever - first walkies! Watching them take everything in, smelling new smells, meeting new things :)

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Originally Posted by kemist (Post 11226150)
First of what will no doubt be loads of silly questions, Should I be worrying that she gets so excited she seems to give herself hiccups? She has hyper moments and her belly twitches with hiccup/going to be sick sounds for a few minutes but it doesn't bother her or slow her down and it stops when she calms down and crashes out.

It's funny you should ask that, it was suspected that Cass had a bit of JRT in him somewhere and he still, even to this day starts making this weird retching sound if he gets over excited/too giddy. Vet checked him over when he was smaller, and wasn't too concerned. Asked if he was upto date with his worming (which he was) as it was a similar sound to just before a dog would hack something up, but with a nasal snort thrown in too? (really hard to explain lol) Cass always had hiccups aswell when he was a pup. So if it sounds similar, it may be a JRT thing? I'm sure it's nothing to be concerned about, maybe just hiccups from getting too hyper, but you could always mention it next time you're at the vets if you're worried.

kemist 22-05-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by *H* (Post 11226152)
It's funny you should ask that, it was suspected that Cass had a bit of JRT in him somewhere and he still, even to this day starts making this weird retching sound if he gets over excited/too giddy. Vet checked him over when he was smaller, and wasn't too concerned. Asked if he was upto date with his worming (which he was) as it was a similar sound to just before a dog would hack something up, but with a nasal snort thrown in too? (really hard to explain lol) Cass always had hiccups aswell when he was a pup. So if it sounds similar, it may be a JRT thing? I'm sure it's nothing to be concerned about, maybe just hiccups from getting too hyper, but you could always mention it next time you're at the vets if you're worried.


Cheers ours friends JRT occasionally has hiccups so I am not panicing too much. We have got to worm her Friday at the vets so will mention it then. It sounds like the same noise though, a huff type noise so I think its a JRT thing. I think she is going to be a fussy eater though as she only picked at her food yesterday, although that could be excitement or her tummy being a bit delicate from being sick in the car. I think the vomiting was car sick though because the journey from the rescue was nearly an hour and she has been fine since and drunk enough to replace the fluid lost.

Ally 22-05-2013 10:52 AM

Pipit got hiccups ALL the time at first! It's calmed down now to when she really gets over excited.
The vet and receptionist (who specialises in training gundogs) said it's normal for them so we didn't worry :)

We had the same with the food, again asked at the vets (as we were continuously told she looked skinny - she doesn't, but she's not a barrel-pup!) and were told that as long as she was a healthy weight then she'd get there. She often gets too excited to eat so we have to sit in a quiet room with her.
As I type this she's tucking into a nice big bowl, wandering the room between mouthfuls and growling at the tegus, she rarely settles and just eats!

kemist 22-05-2013 02:50 PM

She is currently asleep in her cat igloo as the dog beds were all HUGE. The cat still doesn't like her but is not aggressive just disgusted at us! Pup is confused why her new friend wont play with her though. Her recall is already improving, although she is getting a little more whiney if she cannot be right by me in the house.
Her eating has improved a little so I think we are going to try feeding after playtime so she is tired rather than bouncey.

purpleskyes 22-05-2013 05:36 PM

What a difference a few months make!

January til Last night this year....

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/8...d6264e0775.jpg
Untitled by purplepixie87, on Flickr

kemist 23-05-2013 06:23 PM

Next of the stupid questions is, can someone recommend a puppy shampoo? Since she is a white dog she of course loves to sit and roll in anything mucky and is obsessed with the cats litter tray so will no doubt find every rabbit, dear and fox poo and cover herself in it when we go to the chase so I would like to be prepared.

bampoisongirl 23-05-2013 06:39 PM

I personally LOVE the pet head shampoo. It's quite pricey but god do they smell good afterwards!

lisadew24 23-05-2013 07:46 PM

I love pet head too

kemist 23-05-2013 07:54 PM

I saw some at the vets and we have to go for worming tomorrow so will pick up a bottle.


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