Does Your Dog Have Puppy Teething Symptoms? A blog around the symptoms of puppy teething and how to treat it.

What are the Symptoms of Puppy Teething?

Keep an eye out for the following signs, which indicate your puppy is teething:

  • Your pup may chew more than usual. Put on some protective gear and prepare to face a barrage of chewed-up shoes. Or you can also embrace this phase as an opportunity to get your pet a brand-new puppy toy.
  • You may notice some irritability in your pet. A puppy’s baby teeth, or deciduous teeth, will start falling out around the age of four months, so you may find that he or she is a little moodier than normal during this time.
  • Your dog might drool more than usual—chewing on things can cause discomfort, so your furry friend may lick his or her gums more often to provide relief and comfort.

How do you help your puppy with teething?

You can help your puppy with teething by providing him with interesting chew toys.

While different puppies have different preferences, some of the more common chew toys include:

Choose a Chew Option to Meet Your Dog’s Needs

When it comes to choosing the best chew option for your dog, keep in mind that not all chews are created equal.

You do want to consider your dog’s chewing habits. If your pup tends to get bored with a single chew after a few days and leave it behind, break out the big guns and choose a durable chew that will last longer. On the other hand, if you know your canine companion is more aggressive when he or she is teething and might turn their new favorite toy into tiny shards of plastic, choose a material that you can replace without too much effort or expense. Smaller dogs may benefit from chews designed specifically for them so they can enjoy them without breaking chunks off at once and risk choking on them.

You should also make sure you pick a chew that’s the right size for your dog. While some large dogs may love chomping down on an oversized bone as much as our Great Dane does, there are plenty of safer options for small breeds like our Doxie mix. Also make sure you choose an appropriate item or treat for your dog’s age; puppies have different chewing needs than adult dogs, who in turn have different needs than senior dogs.

Finally, remember to watch your dog when they are chewing! Some dogs love to gobble down their goodies with such gusto that they choke on them if left alone; others like to find dark corners or stash their treasures under pieces of furniture where they can gnaw away undisturbed (our Doxie has been known to hide food in his bed).

The good news is most puppy teething symptoms resolve themselves within two months—but imagine how much more fun those two months could be if you had a variety of chews at the ready!

A little care and attention can help your dog get through the teething process.

You want to make sure you give your dog plenty of toys to chew on, especially during the teething period. Chewing is healthy for all dogs, and providing them with chew toys will help them relieve some of their teething pain. You should also keep things interesting by regularly changing up the toys you give your dog so they don’t get bored.

It’s important to provide a variety of different types of chew toys, including ones that are hard and soft as well as ones that are edible and durable. These can help your dog relieve their painful gums as well as deal with boredom, anxiety, and stress.

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