Do you know that puppies need toys for helping them tranquillize during their teething process? You can find toys for teething puppies in the pet store around. Here’s why they need it.
Naturally puppies are born without any teeth. Their teeth will grow when they are 6 to 8 week-old. Their first teeth are 28 teeth, called milk teeth. Puppies don’t have molar, they only have premolar. The first milk teeth that will be falling down are incisor, continued with premolar and canine. Usually their milk teeth will be falling down when they are 3 to 7 months-old.
During teething process, puppies will suffer for about a couple of months. It will be the worst part of their life. Intuitively they will chew things in their surroundings to reduce the pain. We can help them reduce their pain by giving them rag soaked in cold water, squeezed them, then froze them. The frozen rag can help the puppies reduce the inflame gum become numb. Give those frozen rag to one puppy every 2 or 3 hours.
As an alternative, we can give chew toys to the puppies. Usually chew toys are made from hard rubber. The puppies also need to be stimulated by things that fulfill their chewing instinct. Chewing can also tranquilize the puppies. But please be careful when you choose the chew toys. Make sure that you choose to chew toys with good rubber material. Don’t choose easily torn toys because it will be swollen and can damage digestion.
Usually the puppies will have their complete teeth when they are 7 to 8 months-old. They will have 42 teeth in total, although some kinds will have more or less teeth.
So, good luck with your puppies teething process! 😀