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It breaks my heart to see my puppy's gums full of blood and I wonder if this is a painful process for him? He is almost 5 months...I know babies get fevers and get really fuzzy, so I don't know if puppies have symptoms that I can help alleviate. He loves ice... and I thought maybe that helps him a little but then again I don't know if it hurts him. Should I keep him away from anything too hard? Should I give him anything?
 

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They do have some discomfort when the adult teeth are coming in, which they try to relieve through chewing. We used frozen washcloths when Tucker was teething and he loved them. Just soak an old washcloth, throw it in the freezer, and give it to the pup a few hours later. The cold is really soothing on their gums. Hard chew toys like Kongs are great as well.
 
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I tried ice, but my husband is scared that they'll choke on it, so we went to the frozen rags. I tried a dog toy designed to freeze ice for teething. Sully destroyed it in ten minutes. Chopped up carrots also work, but make them kibble size. Again my husband is worried about choking. I miss the puppy teeth and breath!
 

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The frozen washcloths are a GREAT idea. Also, having them chew on hard things will pop those nasty suckers out quicker, making the whole teething phase quicker!! When Mojo was teething we got our other dog... they played SO MUCH the first day that he popped out like 8 teeth. :D
 

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I think Bailey has all his adult teeth; well maybe there are some molars still coming up more. His breath is horrible and no one wants to be near him! If he is on the floor by your feet and yawns, you can smell it while sitting on the sofa; at least the odor doesn't travel as far as when they have gas!! We love puppy kisses, but right now we get them while holding our breath.
 

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I tried ice, but my husband is scared that they'll choke on it, so we went to the frozen rags. I tried a dog toy designed to freeze ice for teething. Sully destroyed it in ten minutes. Chopped up carrots also work, but make them kibble size. Again my husband is worried about choking. I miss the puppy teeth and breath!
Both my Maggie (at the Bridge) and Hank love ice. As soon as they hear the ice dispenser then come a-runnin'! I've never had either of them choke on ice.

We use old washcoths; wet, knotted & frozen.
 

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haha sophie also gets excited every time she hears the ice dispenser...she lovvvvves ice but then it makes her pee a lot haha
 

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Oooh, another thing we did is... we bought new cheap socks, knotted them up, dipped them in low-sodium chicken broth and froze them.

Mojo. Went. NUTS over them.
 

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Hi, only yesterday I was asking about the teething at our vets for our near 4 month old Daisy, and as mentioned above, toys etc from the fridge or freezer would help her. They also mentioned putting her puppy nylon bones/toys etc in the fridge to chill for a few hours.

I was told that sometimes puppies bite more some days than others, and get a bit frustrated because of the teething, I can only imagine it must a bit painful for them and that's the only way for them to try and stop the pain :-( poor little things.

I love the idea about putting cloths/socks in the freezer, I will go and try that one now!
 
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