Puppies are beautiful hairballs that, when they sleep, are a true heaven, but when they are awake ... they explore everything with their mouths. This situation continues for several months, during which we will have no choice but to be patient.
Although in the meantime, we will surely ask ourselves more than once when puppies stop biting. Well, let's know the answer.
Why do puppies bite?
Puppies bite everything for two reasons: one, and the main one, is the teeth growth. During the first months of life they will drop their baby teeth as the definitive ones come out. This change causes discomfort in their teeth, and to relieve them bites.
The other reason is that use your mouth to explore what surrounds them. It is a way that has to develop the sense of touch.
When do they stop biting?
More or less after four months the hairy will stop having baby teeth and the definitive ones will start to come out. This is a process that it may take three to four months in finish. Meanwhile, we will have to provide you with biting toys that will help relieve discomfort, but not only that, but we must teach him not to bite our hands or any other part of our body.
Even if it's a puppy now, if we don't take away the habit of biting tomorrow, it could hurt us a lot. How to do it? Very easy: stopping the game every time you try to bite us. Little by little he will learn that if he bites, there will be no more game and of course, what he wants is to play, so with a little patience we will get him to stop biting us.
Likewise, we never have to tempt the dog. Shaking hands or playing abruptly with him is not a good idea, since the animal could develop aggressive behavior in front of the game.
With patience, love and toys, our puppies can feel relieved.
How old does a puppy bite?
He teething change It is the one that will mark the age of the dog that will stop biting. Dogs never stop biting things, either because of boredom or pleasure, but it is true that this stage of "biting puppies" is especially vehement. From the 4 or 5 months of life the puppy loses his milk teethIn some races the process may be lengthened.
Normally the owner is not aware of this change, since puppies sometimes swallow their own teeth. What is appreciated is that the puppy bites more than usual, and that this is the most annoying moment for the animal. The dog feels the gums swollen and in pain, and when biting objects it calms the discomfort, and in turn it releases its new teeth. He Complete teething process ends around 7 or 8 months, although we will always keep in mind that the time can vary depending on the race.
Measures for the change of teething
When the puppy is instead of teething the animal will tend to bite anything Let him get in his way. The ideal thing is that the puppy has its own toys to bite them and not destroy various household objects. With them you will mitigate the pain of your gums. It should also play with cold or frozen objects that will act of anesthetic.
Sometimes some puppies become apathetic and even stop eating because of the discomfort they suffer, in this case it is best to go to the veterinarian. There are ointments to calm the pain that will relieve them.
Also interesting monitor that new teeth come out smoothly and do not ride with baby teeth, otherwise it is convenient to go to the veterinarian.