A new puppy is super fun and exciting but behind all the cuteness is a teething chewer! Puppies start teething around 3 months of age and can last up to 5 months. In that time period it can be hard to keep the sofa and your shoes intact. Of course they always chew on the most expensive ones first.
Here are some all-natural chewing product options PAWsitively Sweet Bakery offers for a teething puppy:
Bully Sticks: dehydrated beef sticks that are completely digestible and help soothe their gum pain. This chew can be purchased in different sizes so you can choose the best fit for your dog's mouth size.
Beef Marrow Bone: a long-lasting chew that can keep your dog chewing for days and can last up to 2 months. Marrow is packed with protein and omega 3 fatty acids that are perfect for healthy joint development. When the marrow has been eaten out of the middle, you can refill it with peanut butter or yogurt. You can even freeze it to make it last even longer. Chewing helps stimulates the brain so it provides double the benefit.
Pig Ears: our smoked pig ears are locally-sourced, fully digestable and chewy unlike the store bought brands. The ears can also be fed frozen as well. We smoke them for added flavor.
Beef Trachea: dehydrated trachea is an excellent chew for your pup as it is a tough, crunchy treat and can take hours to chew. Peanut butter making a good filling.
Selecting a chew for your puppy that is all-natural and locally- sourced is always the best option. Not all chews are not created equal and many contain chemical preservatives and can be sourced from outside of the U.S.
Remember to slowly introduce them to your puppy. A young pup's stomach can be sensitive and the slightest of changes can lead to an upset stomach. Give them the chew for about 15 minutes at a time every 4 hours. Repeat this for about 3 days and your puppy's stomach will become accustomed to the chew. Do not allow your puppy to consume the bone itself, just the meat, marrow or filling.
When you see your adorable pup doing something not so adorable like chewing on your brand new shoes, don't punish them. Simply take away the object they are not suppose to be chewing and give them a natural chew instead. They would much rather have the all-natural chew since it's much more enjoyable.