• At first I thought Butternut was having hiccups at least twice a day lasting about a minute or two while laying down his Abdomen and Chest expands and there is a Thumping sound with every expansion what could this be

    Hi Lenora,
    I recommend that you take Butternut into see a veterinarian. The symptoms that you are describing are concerning. The thumping sound is not something I would expect to see with hiccups. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms after they have examined him. If you can take a video of the episode and show that to your vet, it can help them to narrow down the potential causes. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause of the symptoms.

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