It can obviously be one of the greatest pleasures in life to bring a new pup to home. It can be very satisfying to watch it wag its tail and move about with terrific energy, all around the house. However, soon after the initial weeks, your pup will begin to experience growing pains. Teething is among the first issues, and can be fussy as well as painful. Here are some tips that can help your pup while teething.
Give chew toys
Give one or two chew toys to your pup. This can be one of the best ways to reduce any discomfort at the time of teething. But you need to avoid giving too many toys to your pup at once. Otherwise, it might believe that it can chew on anything that is close by. Try to find toys composed of hard rubber material, which may be filled with dog-safe treats – such as peanut butter.
Give cold chewables
Frozen commercial dog toys are available in a few pet stores. Cold chew toys can help soothe the aching teeth and gums of your pup, while teething. You may even choose to make frozen chewing toys of your own, right at home. How? You can twist a wet rag into a stick-like, long shape, and then having it frozen.
Chamomile, lavender and other herbal plants are reputed for their ability to soothe the teeth, and can keep your pup more comfortable in the teething stages. It is a good idea to prepare a weak herbal tea, allow it to get cooled and then pour a little of the beverage over the dry food of your canine companion. You may even try to freeze the tea, for making chewable ice cubes, or use a syringe to inject the tea into its mouth.
Use Baby gates
Restrict your pup to a few areas of your house during its teething stage, to avoid it from becoming too adventurous. With the use of baby gates, it can be easier for you to contain your pup to specific parts of the home, and avoid potential chewing disasters.
After the adult teeth of your pup comes in, follow regular teeth and gum maintenance tips in order to ensure its proper health. This can help reduce a lot of the anxiety involved with brushing at home, and keep your pup in good oral health and hygiene.
For more on how to help your pup while teething visit AKC
Read other great articles on Dog Edge