Quick Guide To Cope With Teething Puppies
You love your new puppy beyond words, but you have terms of choice for his incessant chewing. Relax. Puppies need to chew during the tooth phase to relieve the pain caused by their erupting teeth. It is a phase that will pass, but it is important to make sure that your puppy tries his new meat grinders on suitable material, and not on you or other family members. Shoes, handbags, and similar items are also at risk.
Teething of the puppy
Puppies do not have teeth at birth. The first “baby” teeth begin to appear at the age of about 3 weeks for most puppies, and they all have their first teeth at the age of 6 weeks. Around 12 weeks – when puppies are often in their new home-the baby teeth begin to fall and the permanent teeth begin to burst. The first to appear are the incisors, followed by the fangs or canines. Next to the arrival are the premolars, the molars that arrive last. The whole process takes several months, but your dog should have all his permanent teeth until he is 8 months old. In the meantime, you need to cope with its need to chew.
Best Chew Toys
Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on chewing toys. You want to make sure that the chew toy is safe for your puppy, without the risk of suffocation. Avoid buying inexpensive chewing toys. Even if they are not in peril – and many are – they do not last long. A well-made chew toy may cost more, but it will last longer and give your puppy much more chewing time. Quality chewing toys are not brittle and easy to break. Instead, they are flexible and firm. Chewing a solid object helps to relieve the pain of a teething mouth.
Get ready for success
Prepare your puppy for success during the teething process with a few simple things to do and not to do:
- Provide him with a lot of suitable chewing toys.
- Do not give him old shoes or household items to chew. Your puppy does not know the difference between a worn sneaker and Manolo Blahnik.
- Put shoes, leather goods, and other potentially chewable items out of the reach of the puppy. For a puppy, everything that remains on the floor or an easily accessible sofa or chair is a fair game. While you may be more concerned about losing shoes, etc., it is the smaller items that are likely to cause health harm.
- These include rubber bands, hair clips, and power cords.
- Do not let YOUR puppy walk around the house unattended. It’s just asking for trouble. If there is no one at home, put it in a box with water and a lot of suitable chewing toys.
In general, the smaller the dog, the longer the teething lasts. This could be due to pain caused by 42 mature teeth trying to fit into a small mouth. It is therefore important to learn how to brush your pet’s teeth every day and take them to the veterinarian for annual examinations. While larger dogs go to teething faster, this is not the matter with all breeds. “Drooling” breeds, like different types of retrievers, can continue to chew with voracity until the age of 2, even if all their teeth have burst. Just be patient and continue to generously provide him with chew toys. Many dogs enjoy a good chew toy well into old age, even if their teething stage is long gone.Tags: Chew Toys, Puppies, Teeth