Puppies get baby teeth even earlier than infants so your puppy probably already has baby teeth if he is eight weeks old or older. By the time they are six or seven months old, puppies usually have their adult teeth. Similar to humans, they feel teething discomfort when they are losing baby teeth because adult teeth are pushing against their gums. Often puppies react by chewing almost any item. This can be frustrating to owners, but alleviating your puppy’s discomfort can reduce chewing the wrong items and help your dog feel comfortable.
There are several ways you can help your puppy soothe his gums. A vet can prescribe a cream or ointment that you can apply to the puppy’s gums. The cream can numb and soothe the gums to make your puppy comfortable.
Divert your canine’s attention from his teething discomfort by keeping him busy. Play with your dog, and provide him with a variety of chew and rope toys. Rubber and rope toys with different textures and shapes will keep him interested in playing and alleviate his soreness. Often a cold sensation will be soothing to your puppy. Try freezing a toy so the coolness helps alleviate the pain better.
Essenti offers an extensive collection of dog balls, tug toys, rope toys and dog chew toys that can satisfy your puppy’s desire to chew. Our scented toys naturally attract your puppy to chew on his toys instead of furniture or clothing. Most of our toys are rubber, so they are perfect for freezing. Your dog’s aching teeth will love being soothed by a cold, washable Essenti toy. Purchase a variety of Essenti toys, so your puppy stays interested in chewing and playing with his toys instead of focusing on his pain. Order our Essenti toys so you can help reduce the pain in your puppy’s irritated gums today.