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Congratulations on your new puppy! This adorable, four-legged family member is going to bring you love and affection — and also some challenges, including how to survive teething and nipping.
Puppies’ mouths are filled with 28 tiny, razor-sharp teeth that seem to be attracted to nipping at your fingers and toes. Although an annoying behavior, this is completely normal for teething puppies and something you can train away.
Instead of toothbrushing, make it a gum massaging
Instead of using a toothbrush in cleaning your pitbulls teeth, it is very recommendable to a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger. Dip this in a dog toothpaste and start cleaning your pits’ teeth. This process may also massage the gums of your loveable pet making them feel good and relieved.
Do not Forget To Take Care of Your Pitbull’s Adult Teeth As Well
Something we often forget as dog owners is that we also need to take care of our Pitbull’s teeth even after the teething process is over.
The best way to do this is to always ensure you are providing a healthy and balanced diet.
Additionally, avoid providing your Pitbull with foods they should not have.
And, if you want to really take it up a notch, consider brushing your Pitbull’s teeth from time to time to make sure those 42 new adult Pitbull teeth stay white, healthy, and strong.
Teaching Your Pit Bull Puppy His Teeth Hurt You!
The teething phase with a Pitbull Terrier may be one of the most challenging times you will encounter during the early stages of owning your Pitbull.
I cannot say that I blame you for wondering when the teething phase will end and what you can expect.
I have been a Terrier owner myself for over 2.5 years, and here is what I can tell you on this topic.
A Pitbull will be done with the teething stage between the age of 4-7 months old. The teething phase begins when a Pitbull is 8 weeks old, and baby teeth can continue to fall out until they are 3 months of age, which is when your Pitbull will begin growing their molars.
Overall, the timeline for Pitbull’s teething, how long it will last, and what behaviors will display will vary with each Pitbull.
The rest of this post will break down what you can expect most of the time.
It is part of the process and, unfortunately, not a stage you can avoid with a new Pitbull Terrier.
Luckily, your Pitbull is going to get through the teething stage much faster than a child will.
Most of the time, it will only take 3-5 months for a Pitbull’s adult teeth to be pushed entirely through and showing (more on this soon when we discuss the teeth growth process)
The problem with Pitbull’s compared to babies is that they typically display different behaviors that can be annoying and, yes, more painful during the teething phase than a cranky baby crying.
Before you can start to help your Pitbull with these teething pains and negative behaviors, you need to recognize when teething is taking place and when the pain is present inside of their mouths.