Surprised? Trying to startle the hiccups out of a pup (Sassa) works about as well as it does in human: not at all. Have you ever seen a dog or puppy hiccup? It is amusing…(we’re laughing WITH him, I promise). Little Sassafra’s hiccups don’t last for too long and don’t seem to be related to anything (they can occur after a nap, or after eating or after playing — no pattern to it). The Internets tell DezandNick not to worry, that this is common in pups. It’s not slowing him down any, that’s for sure.