Put A Stop To The Destruction Of Puppy Teething
Many dog lovers decide to get puppies without realizing how much work they can truly be. A major component to puppy life involves chewing and teething. It can take a full eight months before puppies finish teething and learn that chewing on certain items is not appropriate. From their first teeth to their last, puppies will chew through an assortment of items throughout the home if they are not guided otherwise.
Puppies start to grow their first set of milk teeth when they wean. They’ll usually lose these by around 3 months. By 4 months, their adult molars start to come through, and almost all of their baby teeth should be out.
At 4 and 6 months, they should see a veterinarian for a check-up. It’s important to catch any problems early. The final dental check-up with the vet should be at around 8 months, by which time all 42 adult teeth should have come in.
Now. Stopping the destruction. It is very important to work with your pup from the moment you meet and reinforce what is acceptable chewing behaviour. Bite inhibition, decreasing the frequency of mouthing, developing good habits and finding helpful products will all be beneficial.
If you don’t, by the time your best friend is 8 months old, those 42 teeth are going to be your worst enemies.