Cocker Spaniel Teething – How To Help Your Puppy Teething
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Cocker Spaniel Teething – How To Help Your Puppy Teething

Your Cocker Spaniel is teething and is on a chewing rampage. No matter what it is, furniture, shoes, books, fingers, lamp cords, socks, remote controls; anything within reach works for the pup. How can you stop this behavior?

Truth be told, the cocker spaniel doesn’t know any better and is just looking to remedy a problem in his own way. The problem is discomfort during teething. In this article we are going to cover a variety of solutions to stop pain and chewing by channeling puppy behavior in a positive direction with pain relief solutions. What not to do is just as important as knowing what to do.

First, we need to understand that chewing with the Cocker Spaniel during teething is not bad behavior, but rather a means for your pup to deal with discomfort. Teething is a natural process for all puppies. For starters, when your dog feels the urge to chew, it’s best to provide him with aids. Rubber toys, frozen towels, and chew rings are a good quick fix. However, we will cover more solutions in more detail in just a minute. Let’s get an idea of ​​the Cocker Spaniel’s teething cycle to find out what we’re dealing with here.

The teething cycle

1) Between 2 and 6 weeks, the milk, also known as deciduous teeth, will begin to surface. These are the tiny, needle-sharp teeth that your pup will first expose through his gums; there are normally about 28 primary teeth.

2) Deciduous teeth can last between 4 months and a year. During this time, the permanent teeth will gradually emerge, replacing the temporary teeth, becoming the dog’s permanent teeth. Normally 42 permanent teeth by the time I’m done. The pup may experience some minor discomfort for up to a year after the permanent teeth have been exposed.

3) Most Cocker Spaniels will experience the most discomfort between 2 and 7 months during the teething process.

4) You can expect permanent incisors between 2-5 months (used for nibbling), fangs between 2-5 months (used for grasping), premolars between 4-6 months (used for tearing), canine teeth and molars between 5 and 7 months (used for grinding).

5) Malnourished puppies teething more slowly, large breeds teething sooner than smaller breeds. Of course, race, gender and date of birth influence the teething process. But, in general, the cycle is quite closed for everyone.

What makes the puppy chew?

During the teething period, the dog’s gums are itchy and very sensitive. The Cocker will try to ease the discomfort by chewing on anything he can get his mouth around. This has a calming effect and relieves the pressure that is applied to the gums.

Teething Solutions – Helping Your Cocker Spaniel Through the Process

Here are some effective solutions. It’s best to use several during the teething process to prevent your pup from getting bored.

1) Ice cubes: Rub ice cubes on puppy’s gums. The cold will help numb the area. Your dog may like to lick them and try to chew on them too.

2) Popsicles: Give the dog a fruit-flavored popsicle as an occasional treat. Remove the stick.

3) Cold Towels – Take some old towels, soak them in water and place them in the freezer long enough for them to get cold. The dog will enjoy chewing on them and it will help reduce gum inflammation.

4) Cold rope: Soak a rope and partially freeze it. You’ll want the rope big enough that the dog won’t swallow it.

5) Hard and cold chew toys: They are also good for soothing gums. Put chew toys in the freezer to cool down before giving them to the puppy.

6) Marrow Bones – boil in chicken or beef broth for fifteen minutes. The dog will love these.

7) Aloe Vera – Freeze to a slush consistency and then rub on gums. When you rub the gums, stand behind the dog and reach forward to support the dog’s chin and then rub the Aloe Vera on the gums. A good massage of the upper and lower gums also helps.

8) PetAlive Pup Teeth Granules – Very effective in relieving acute symptoms, pain and swollen gums. It will also reduce the urge to chew.

What not to do during cocker spaniel teething

1) Don’t play aggressive games with your dog like tug of war. It is best not to engage in any activity that your puppy might associate with aggression and dominance.

2) Don’t let your Cocker chew on old shoes or household items that you no longer want. The dog doesn’t know the difference and will assume that he must be fine chewing on the same type of items that he can find.

3) Do not yell or yell at your dog if he destroys or chews non-prohibited objects. It’s best to catch them in the action and redirect your attention to one of the remedies listed above. This way, you will be able to work on breaking the unwanted behavior.

4) Do not let the dog bite you playing. It may seem cute at first, but this behavior will only lead to a bigger problem in the future.

5) Do not allow a teething puppy to play with young children without supervision.

Simple solutions will help control chewing. You can expect the entire teething process to take 7 to 10 months. Making sure your pup gets the right nutrients and excise taxes will help promote the process. With proper care and supervision, you can control and help your Cocker Spaniel through teething with ease.

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