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Unhappy Major problem teething

I am gone visiting daughter out of state husband called and said Robbie had to go to vet with emergency because he was scratching himself so bad teething and he didn't see it and pulled a tooth out but cut his mouth bad and tore gums around permanent tooth too. a cone antibiotics and pain meds. He had to get stitches and have gums fixed.

My heart is breaking for my little guy. He will be 5 months old on the 23rd.

I just wondered does this happen with teething and what can I do?

I never had a dog freak out like that. I did read to put rubber toys in freezer, but that will have to wait a bit. I am wondering how the heck my hubby will keep a cone on him.
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Wow! I have not heard of problems teething to this degree. I am so sorry that this is happening to Robbie (and also to your family). While I did not have extreme problems with teething with any of my dogs some have been uncomfortable while getting their adult teeth. In the past I have put wet washcloths and rope bones (or whatever you call those ropes that they play pull with) in the freezer for them to chew on when they seem to be having pain as well as frozen carrots. Both seemed to help. I have also sat and held an ice cube wrapped in a washcloth on the area which seemed to be painful for them. The good thing about teething is that it does pass but for the time being I am sure Robbie and all of your are miserable. One thing which may help is to purchase a soft cone for Robbie. They seem to be a bit more comfortable for the dog than the ones that the vets generally give out when needed. I am sorry and hope that you get some suggestions which can help,.

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When does teething stop ? Is it normal for a 7 month old puppy to bite when playing ?

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When does teething stop ? Is it normal for a 7 month old puppy to bite when playing ?

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Goldens are mouthy puppies and have to be trained to not bite. You will find hundreds of threads in the puppy forum on this very subject. There are also excellent YouTube videos on teaching a puppy not to bite. At 7 months you are a little behind on starting the training, but that is not a concern.

Always keep in mind that most misbehavior in goldens stems from boredom and too much pent up energy. When you add in "teething" it ramps up the game a bit.

The good news is that at 7 months the adult teeth should be mostly over and that means one less factor to deal with. Every golden I've had has been a "chewer". The secret to surviving with your household intact is to provide appropriate things to chew on and baby proof your home to prevent them having access to dangerous things or things you don't want destroyed.
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Goldens are mouthy puppies and have to be trained to not bite. You will find hundreds of threads in the puppy forum on this very subject. There are also excellent YouTube videos on teaching a puppy not to bite. At 7 months you are a little behind on starting the training, but that is not a concern.

Always keep in mind that most misbehavior in goldens stems from boredom and too much pent up energy. When you add in "teething" it ramps up the game a bit.

The good news is that at 7 months the adult teeth should be mostly over and that means one less factor to deal with. Every golden I've had has been a "chewer". The secret to surviving with your household intact is to provide appropriate things to chew on and baby proof your home to prevent them having access to dangerous things or things you don't want destroyed.
Thanks for the quick reply ! I have about 20 different toys for my puppy ! She gets about 3 hours of exercise everyday ! Is that enough? She is a quick learner but that's the only thing that concerns me the most ! She tends to bite when being over exited !

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Thanks for the quick reply ! I have about 20 different toys for my puppy ! She gets about 3 hours of exercise everyday ! Is that enough? She is a quick learner but that's the only thing that concerns me the most ! She tends to bite when being over exited !

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I had the best success with teaching my dog a routing I call "puppy pushups".
Basically I put him in a sit, treat,
Then we do a "down", treat.
and finally while he's down we taught him to "wait" by placing a treat on each paw and making him wait until we say "okay".
You can use anything for a treat if he's motivated by food. I use bits of cheese, cheerios etc.

Here's a good video to watch

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Our puppy is also getting her permanent teeth (she's about 19 & 1/2 weeks) but so far she is not having problems like Oceanlady's puppy. We did buy a soft e collar for her because she has had to be in puppy diapers off and on due to the frequent UTIs and she loves to chew on the diaper. We used a hard plastic e collar many years ago and the soft plastic one is much better. Not sure if this helps. Good luck with the teething.
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Robbie is much better but still has to keep cone on for another two weeks.

I am having a hard time believing this happened because of teething and wondering if Robbie got into something in yard. I will say that this finally woke my husband up to knowing he has to watch him like a hawk!

He said the vet never told me that and I said I told you that from the forum I belong to.

So thank you for being here with all your advice, just wished my hubby had taken the advice sooner!
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