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									<title><H3>Puppy
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Puppy’s teeth just like babies and that is why they tend to chew on
everything. Even if you scold them it isn’t going to change their mind
about it. You will find most older dogs obey this type of warning not to
do it because they aren’t teething. It is going to be your responsibility
to keep things out of the reach of your puppy during this stage.
Otherwise your furniture, shoes, and even collectibles could end up in
their mouths.
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This is why it is important to feed your puppy food specially formulated
for them. Adult dog food can be too hard and crunchy for them to enjoy.
Puppy food is softer so even if their teeth are bothering them they can
still consume it. You may notice your puppy isn’t eating like normal. If
this persists for several days you should call your vet. It may be due to
teething but that isn’t always the case.
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Make sure your puppy does have plenty of things they are allowed to chew
on. This can help with the teething process for them. Bones that won’t
splitter as well as toys are very good choices. You need to be careful
that they can’t chew the toys in half and swallow pieces of it though.
You will likely notice they enjoy sticks from the yard to chew on too.
Keep your children’s balls and other toys out of reach or they will
become destroyed as well.
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Should you have an outside puppy make sure they can’t get to any cords.
They will also chew on them. This can result in you not having phone,
cable, or internet service. They can also injure themselves if they get a
hold of an extension cord with power surging through it. A light coat of
rubbing alcohol on such cords will also deter them from chewing on them.
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Many people find limiting the amount of access that the puppy has around
the home can greatly prevent them from chewing up things. Even outdoors
you can put them on a dog run so they can’t venture too far. Keep in mind
that teething is a stage your puppy is going through. It will soon pass
and then you won’t have to worry so much about inappropriate chewing.
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