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The Best Toys For Teething Puppies

If you’ve ever owned a puppy, you know that they LOVE chewing things. The science behind this is similar to why infant humans use specific teething toys – it’s uncomfortable for the baby! So if you’ve got a new puppy, it may be time to start thinking of some ways you’ll spare your shoes and other items that make their way to the floor from sure destruction.

From 2 to 10 months old, puppies enter a period of rapid development, similar to a human’s growth spurt during puberty. During this time, it’s important to find the appropriate toys for their needs. There are a few different factors that go into the teething toy that will be right for your pup, but the breed and personality of the dog can both play a role. Does your pup enjoy a challenge? A treat-dispensing toy may be perfect for them. Other puppies enjoy toys they can treat more gently and snuggle up with. And of course, some puppies tear whatever they find to pieces. Learn more about what toys are best for your teething puppy in this post from the Giving A Dog A Bone blog.

Quick Tips Regarding Puppy Teething Toys

  • If you’re helping a puppy through teething, finding a teething toy that is age and size appropriate for your puppy is critical.
  • At around 4 months old, most puppies begin to teethe. Teething is the process that occurs within infant dogs and humans alike. When a dog is teething, their tiny puppy teeth are being replaced by adult teeth and molars. During this time, puppies may seem obsessed with chewing and will chew on anything they can get their paws on. As any parent knows, teething can be uncomfortable, and sometimes painful for the puppy. This makes teething toys necessary to reduce the discomfort of their sore gums.
  • Always read the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure the toy is right for your dog’s age and size. Toys made for the small mouths of puppies aged 8-10 weeks may become a choking hazard for dogs that are 6 months or older.

Puppy Starter Kit

When you’re getting a puppy, it may be a good idea to acquire a starter kit for your new friend. Chewy’s Smart Pet Love New Starter Kit is a great value, including a heated toy for your pet to snuggle up with, a Pupcicle puppy teething comfort aid, and a plush blanket. The Pupcicle’s massaging nibs, ridges, and frozen core with sooth the gums of puppies while they’re teething.

New Puppy Starter Kit

Teething Soothing Toys

When puppies are teething, they need one toy that they can become attached to. Luckily, places like Petco and even Walmart have a wide selection of teething toys for your dog. We find that most pet owners find success with Nylabone’s Puppy Teething Pacifier. Dog’s love the flexible material that the Nylabone Pacifiers have to offer.

Puppy teeth pacifier

But of course, some dogs may be a bit picky when it comes to their teething toy of choice.  Another toy that we at Giving A Dog A Bone find works well for teething puppies are frozen core teething toys. One of the best of the best picks when it comes to these frozen teething toys is another selection from Chewy:

Cool teething toy

Petstages Cool Teething Stick is an interesting teething toy for pups as it features multiple different textures. There’s a reason that different dogs chew on different things – it’s how soothing that item feels when chewed on. With multiple different textures, being crunchy when frozen, and plush when thawed, this is a versatile puppy toy.

Keep Your Dog Comfortable With Teething Toys

Teething puppies can be quite destructive if not provided with the proper tools to provide relief to their sore gums. As adult teeth grow in, dogs can be uncomfortable and in some cases, even in pain. Keep your dog as comfortable as possible thanks to a wide selection of teething toys from a number of different providers. Want to learn more about how to properly train and raise your puppy? Reach out to Giving A Dog A Bone – Our team of experienced dog training professionals would love to come visit you and your pup. Give us a call at (772) 600-8435 or contact us online.

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