Just like human babies, puppies feel pain and discomfort when their teeth are erupting. As a result, teething puppies tend to chew and gnaw at everything in order to relieve the teething pain and pressure in their gums.
Home remedies are safe and are equally effective. Here are some suggestions:
- Cold Chew treats: One easy way to make a cold chew treat is to take dried beef lunge and freeze it. When your puppy chews on it, the cold frozen lunge can numb the puppy teething pain and soothe the swollen gums.
- Ice Cubes: Puppy teething pain can be numbed by something cold, so the easiest way to soothe a teething puppy is to gently rub an ice cube on the puppy’s gums. You can also give a fruit-flavored popsicle to your puppy occasionally.
- Aloe Vera: The juice of aloe vera is available in a drinkable form, and it is a great way to help sore gums recover more quickly. You can pour some in a bowl for your puppy to lap up, or you can freeze it to a slushy consistency and rub it directly on his gums. If your puppy does not like the taste of aloe vera juice, use a needle-less syringe and squirt it directly into his mouth.