Can I give my dog anything for teething? Tips and Tricks

Try meds or natural pain relievers

It’s always safest to go natural and pharmaceutical free. “Finding creative ways to calm discomfort and inflammation by delivering soothing cold and frozen treats and toys is recommended,” says Dr. Sieranski. However, there are some teething gels made for dogs that contain natural products such as chamomile, peppermint and clove oil which may help. It’s important to never use human products on your puppy.

Bully sticks are fully digestible (unlike rawhide) and last a long time. “Antlers and bones are too hard for puppies teeth and can break them. Bully sticks won’t chip their teeth,” says Dr. Sieranski. You buy them in sticks so they cannot possibly swallow them. Let your puppy chew on one end while you hold the other. It’s a great way to spend positive time with your baby, give them pain relief, and positively reinforce chewing on the right thing!Â

These toys are made of durable material and are shaped like bones or rings (or a few other attractive objects. They can be placed into the freezer and give hours of cooling relief,” says Dr. Sieranski can also be used as a fun fetch toy.Â

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But rest assured this time will not go on forever. “At about 6 months of age, a puppy should have about 42 adult teeth, which is 10 more than humans get,” said Sieranski. Usually, the painful part of teething is over at about 4-5 months, but if you aren’t careful to manage the behavior of chewing, it can last for another couple of years. So be watchful and take care of that puppy!

  • Whining and crying
  • Slower eating
  • Drool
  • Increased chewing
  • Irritability
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • If you have ever been around a teething baby, you know the process is painful. Although puppies may whine and cry like a baby, many times the signs are not as obvious. “Because of the discomfort in their gums and mouths, they may eat slower, drool, and try to chew on anything, including you,” said Dr. Sieranski. Ouch!

    Offer a frozen banana or carrot

    A frozen carrot or banana can be good for a teething puppy and give nutrients at the same time. Always monitor your puppy with any toys or treats.

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