Hi, it's me again. My pup keeps on biting things and stuff. A while ago, I gave him a chew toy to keep him from biting me. He's 2 months and a few weeks old. He keeps on playfully biting me and other people at home so I bought him a chew toy. Later I noticed some red on the chew toy, his teeth/gum may be bleeding. Maybe it's because he's chewing hard on the toy so I took away his chew toy. Is this normal? What should I do?
Your puppy is teething. Find him some appropriate chew toys and let him chew to his heart's content. If the amount of blood you saw on his toy was a small amount, that is probably normal. Teething can be uncomfortable for puppies just like it is for human babies. There are tons of excellent chew toys for teething pups, invest in a few of them. For when your puppy is nipping, biting or mouthing you, you'll need to do some training and redirection. There are many, many articles on the web regarding bite inhibition, read a few of them and begin using the techniques. Don't give up, it takes lots of time, patience and consistency to train a puppy. It is important to do the right type of training to stop both these common puppy issues while your pup is young!
It is normal. Puppies chew and teeth. Give him plenty of appropriate items to chew on. It is also normal to see small amounts of blood on a toy. They teeth, chew hard, lose puppy teeth, etc causing a bit of bleeding.
I am having the same problem with my puppy chewing and nibbling me like I'm a flea. It is cute but I don't want him in the habit. When does the teething usually stop? He is 4 months old right now and I believe almost 5 on the 29th. Anyone know?
Puppies naturally chew anything and everything, and are also teething at an early age, which is very uncomfortable for them, much the same as it is for our human children. As a general rule pups begin to grow their sharp little teeth from the approximate age of 3-6 weeks. There are 28 baby teeth; hence all the biting and chewing( many more than our human children) During this stage I do everything I can to try and re-direct biting to a frozen chew toy,or other toys suitable for chewing. Pups soon learn what they can chew, and that you or your family's body is off limits, but only with persistant training. Pups start to lose their puppy teeth at about 4 months of age, and the new permanent teeth appear. The molars are usually last, and are usually down at about 6-7 months on average. Good luck with your puppy.