One of the most important things to prepare for if you’re a first-time fur parent is your puppy’s teething stage.
When we say important, we mean it.
This is a time when your patience as a fur parent will be tested. At the same time, this would present a lot of teaching opportunities for your pup. So, it’s essential for you to know how to handle your puppy’s teething stage. It will help you not only survive, but thrive as a fur parent.
What to expect on your puppy’s teething stage?
At around 3 months old, your puppy’s milk teeth will start to fall off, and their adult teeth will come out. This is usually completed when they’re around 6-months old.
But between those two dates are what a lot of fur parents consider to be hellish.
You see, when dogs start to get their teeth, they feel a lot of pain and discomfort on their gums. And instead of crying and whining around the whole day, they would go and find ways to sooth the pain.
This usually comes in the form of biting and nipping.
Expect your fur baby to bite and gnaw anything they can lay their mouth on – whether it’s your shoe, shirt, couch, pillow, or hand. When they start teething, everything becomes a target for them.
That’s why it’s important to prepare for this stage in your puppy’s life, so you can minimize the damages and you can teach them good habits.
How to survive your puppy’s teething stage?
- Squeaky balls
- Rope toys
- Chewy rubber toys
- Tennis balls
Bonus: During teething stages, you might notice that your puppy is a bit lethargic and finds it hard to finish their food. This is only natural. One way you can help them is by softening their food, so it’ll be easier to finish.
These ideas helped us survive our own pup’s teething stage and we hope these would help you big time with your fur baby.