Teething Troubles? There’s A Box for That

Just like human babies, puppies also must go through a painful teething process. This experience can be tough on puppies and their parents. Puppies want to bite everything in sight to relieve their pain and keeping their mouths occupied requires the right tools and a little bit of training. It can be overwhelming to know what to do and how best to take care of your new adorable pup. But lucky for you, KONG Box has created a box that gives you everything you and your puppy need to get through this stage. 


What Should I Expect with Teething?


Did you know that the teething process for puppies starts early on? At as young as 2 weeks, your puppy will begin to grow their baby teeth. By about 6 weeks old, all of your puppy’s teeth will have grown in (about 28). This usually means that by the time you take your puppy home from a shelter or breeder — usually after 8 weeks — they’ve already experienced some teething. 


That leads us to the most difficult part of your puppy’s teething, which is between 3 to 6 months. This is when their baby teeth begin to fall out. Don’t be alarmed if, when you walk around the house, you find teeth on the ground — though you may not find any teeth at all, since puppies tend to swallow a lot of the teeth that they lose. This usually happens because teeth fall out easily as they’re eating food or chewing on a toy. 


During this time, you’ll also see some other dog teething symptoms. One, is that your puppy may be drooling more than usual. Don’t worry about this, as it’s completely normal. You’ll also probably find spots of blood on toys or other items they’ve chewed, which is also a sign of teething. This can happen when their gums are sore or when teeth have recently fallen out. 


Another symptom that’s hard to miss is that your puppy will bite a lot. Mouthing and nipping at your hands and other items is pretty normal, but also pretty painful for you, since puppies have really sharp, thin teeth. While it’s healthy for puppies (and dogs in general) to explore the world using their mouths, it’s important to teach your puppy while they’re young what is acceptable to chew and what isn’t. You can also teach them to be more gentle when they bite, which is called bite inhibition. When your puppy bites at your skin, you can yelp and quit playing with them. This is what their siblings do and will help them learn that skin is sensitive and to be gentle if they nibble on your hands. While this is an important lesson to teach your puppy, in the end, you want to teach them to avoid biting you or other people in general by giving them proper distractions. 


How Can I Help?


While teething is an important part of your puppy’s growth, it can be hard to know what to do when your dog is teething. If you feel helpless to alleviate their pain, our Teething Solution Box has all the tools and dog teething tips you need. 


To help promote the growth of new teeth, puppies need to chew. Additionally, chewing helps ease the pain puppies experience in their jaw and gums. One of the best things for their sore gums and growing teeth is soft rubber. It feels good on their sensitive gums and is easy for their smaller, more fragile teeth to chew. which is why our Teething Solution Boxes are made specifically with puppies in mind. Each box includes a soft rubber, puppy-sized KONG Classic. If you’ve never used a KONG Classic before, they’re a customer favorite because they’re incredibly durable and versatile. 


To alleviate pain, our puppy-sized KONG Classic can be thrown in the fridge or freezer. When your puppy chews on the toy, the cool temperature will soothe their gums. Additionally, our KONG Classic can be filled with treats or water and thrown in the freezer. After the treats or water have frozen, pull them out and give them to your puppy to keep their teeth occupied for a longer amount of time. They’ll love being able to enjoy this cool, tasty treat and the relief that comes from it. 


Our box also includes a variety of other possible dog teething toys inside, like the Wild Knots Bear or KONG Ring. 


The KONG Wild Knots toy is soft and cuddly on the outside, while durable and strong on the inside. Wild Knots Bears are sure to be a hit with your puppy. Dogs love the knotted skeleton that satisfies their natural instincts, and the reinforced plush body provides extra durability. KONG Wild Knots toys also have less stuffing for less mess and they squeak to entice play. 


The KONG Ring is designed for long-lasting chew sessions offering enrichment and satisfying a dog’s natural instinct to chew. Made from KONG natural rubber, the KONG Ring provides ultra-durability and added nubs to give your dog a delightful chewing experience, while promoting healthy teeth and gums. What’s even better, is that you can play with them. Use it for fetch or tug of war to create a fun bonding time experience. 


These two toys are just a few of the possible quality toys you could receive along with your puppy KONG Classic. In addition to receiving 3 toys designed to help your puppy work through their teething, our Teething Box includes 3 treats that your pup will be excited to munch on. You can stick them in our KONG Classic and other toys to make them last longer. And if you want to give them an extra-special and delicious treat that will make their day, each box also includes a recipe card. 


Not only will these dog teething toys help soothe their teeth and gums, but they’ll also keep your puppy away from your hands and furniture. Training your puppy that toys are the only acceptable chewing option will protect your stuff from being destroyed, from your guests or family getting hurt, and prevent your dog from having biting issues as they get older. 


Still not confident about how to handle teething? Another great thing about our boxes is that you’ll get helpful teething advice from dog experts. These training cards provide helpful tips to successfully work through teething troubles together with your puppy.


Here at KONG Box, we believe the bond between dogs and owners is so important. And we know that every dog parent wants to give their furry friend only the best life. This is why we offer monthly boxes designed for canines of all ages and sizes, as well as Solution Boxes that give you exactly what you need to work through - issues like teething, boredom, separation anxiety, chewing, and more. With specially selected toys, treats, and training tips at your disposal, you can help your dog become the happiest, best version of themselves. And when they’re happy, you’re happy. 


So if you want to make teething as easy as possible for your new puppy, don’t hesitate to get our Teething Solution box today. Trust us — your pup will thank you!

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