Author: Dogsee Chew
Published in: Mar 13, 2020
Congratulations! You just brought home your new best friend. You watch your dog take his first steps into his new home, and realize that he’s finally found his human. Before you know it, he’s running zoomies around your living room.
That precious face will be the first thing you’ll see when you wake up and the last thing you’ll see before going to bed. This animal is going to bring you endless joy, make you laugh, and get you through tough life situations.
This wonderful animal whose entire world revolves around you and making you happy comes with his own set of quirks, habits and emotions. Just like newborns, your puppy goes through stages of development that require patience and training.
If you brought home a puppy, in the coming months, he/she will go through the teething stage. If it’s an older dog, he/she might bite or chew your belongings because he doesn’t know about boundaries, or hasn’t been trained. Whatever stage your puppy/dog is in, it’s important to learn a few things to make this adjustment and developmental period a smooth transition for your new best friend.
Whether your dog is teething or just likes to bite and chew on your favorite belongings, here are a few ways you can effectively redirect their energy and ease their discomfort.
For all you dog parents out there who are yet to experience this teething stage, here’s a quick overview of what to expect during teething. Just like human babies, puppies are born with no teeth. From birth to 6 months, puppies go through various teething stages, and around 8 weeks, they end up with 28 puppy teeth.
Most puppies will have their permanent set of teeth around 7 months of age, and this transition from puppy to adult teeth causes a lot of discomfort for your little one. Which is why they start chewing everything and anything.
While most dogs grow out of this chewing stage, it’s important to course correct the behavior to avoid instilling a habit you’ll regret later.
We all know that giving a teething baby a chewy toy helps calm them and ease their discomfort. Well, soothing your puppy works pretty much the same way, with few minor differences. Unlike babies, puppies run around and get into everything and anything. So, it’s important to check with your veterinarian about the best toys and healthy puppy teething treats for your little one. There has been a debate from time immemorial whether puppies need both edible and nonedible treats. While we do not support non-edible treats due to the lack of confidence in materials, we will leave the same to your judgment. However, by giving them something to chew on, you’ll be able to keep them occupied while ensuring they don’t chew or swallow objects that could be harmful.
While chewing toys and healthy puppy teething treats ease the discomfort, they don’t ensure that your puppy will never bite household objects or your arms. The key to course-correcting this behavior is through training. You’ll need to teach them boundaries, and the best way to do that is by luring them with healthy puppy training treats and of course, some other essentials to dog training.
When they start chewing on your arm or shoe, for example, pull them away and say “no” in a calm and firm manner. When they pull away, immediately reward them with a healthy puppy teething treat so they’ll understand to chew only those treats.
You’ve finally realized that no amount of “No’s” is going to keep your puppy away from chewing your arm, furniture or favorite belongings. You decide to get him/her a toy or a treat. You google the “best chewing treats for puppies” and find yourself staring at copious amounts of articles from fellow dog moms and vets. Which advice do you go with?
You feel a little dizzy from the information overload and decide a quick trip to your local pet store is the solution to your problem. You walk in and again, you find yourself staring at aisles of dog treats. You ask the shop owner who of course, recommends the most expensive bag of treats. Now, you’re back to contemplating the right treat or toy to get for your puppy.
Choosing the right treat or toy for your puppy is a big decision, as you need to make sure it interests your puppy and eases their discomfort. But how do you choose from the plethora of options?
Since every puppy is different, it’s important to not only choose the treat according to your puppy’s size but also according to their personality. Are they a destroyer, excessive chewer or a nibbler?
If your puppy destroys everything in plain sight, a treat isn’t going to suffice. If he/she is an excessive chewer or a nibbler, then puppy teething treats are going to be your holy grail. Edible chews are great for puppies because they also improve their dental health.
When choosing puppy teething treats, the most important criteria is ingredients. You want to give your puppy a treat that provides nutrition and is packed with proteins and healthy nutrients instead of harmful or carcinogenic ingredients. After all, the overall health of your puppy is incredibly important. From hard to soft chews, Dogsee Chew has a variety of options that are made with 100% natural ingredients sourced from the Himalayas without preservatives, additives or harmful chemicals to fulfill your pet’s chewing desires and ensure long-lasting health.
Dogsee Chew Hard Bars are a great option if your puppy is a nibbler who loves to savor every bite. The long-lasting dental chews come in different sizes-small, medium and large- giving you the flexibility to choose the best option according to your pet’s breed size. These bad boys are made by smoke-drying Himalayan cheese for 35 days which hardens the treats and makes them long-lasting. These healthy puppy dental chews are human-grade, packed with calcium & protein-rich ingredients, AND grain & gluten-free. There’s more - they help control plaque & tartar, freshen your dog's breath and keep dental diseases at bay.
If your puppy is still struggling with hard food, the Dogsee Crunchies: Soft Dental Chews specifically made for chewing do the trick and offer the same benefits as the Dogsee Chew Hard Bars while keeping their skin & coat healthy and shiny.
We know this stage of your puppy’s development can be difficult but don’t worry, your puppy will eventually grow out of this. We hope you found our advice helpful and would love to hear your experience! Tell us how you coped with your puppy’s teething stage! How do your puppies like Dogsee Chews?