His teeth are falling out on the bottom and he seems so rebellious to everything . Could this be related to teething?
Yes..... especially because they will start to use everything they can for a chew toy . I'm sure there is some discomfort with it also.
Ah yes, welcome to that stage: The World Is My Chew Toy (And I Won't Listen When You Try To Tell Me Otherwise). How old is he?
We thought that Toby was part alligator when he was a pup. He didn't get all his Big Boy teeth in until he was about 5-1/2 months. I swear we did a happy dance when the last upper fang came out. The bitiness got much better after that.
Toby and Chamois say: GO STEELERS!
take some old dishtowels and tie them in knots. Get them soaking wet and throw them in the freezer. Let him chew on these, they will numb his gums and take away a little bit of the pain.
It's definately the age....lots of chew toys help! Have you ever given your dog a frozen marrow bone? Those help.
I've been going through the same thing with Brigetta (5 months)- she just lost another one yesterday. She has even started using Prudence's tail as a chew toy...and Prudence is NOT happy about it!
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
We must have been blessed with a great puppy because Dakota is anything BUT a puppy. Shes very calm and when she was"teething" she would/still dose mouth my fingers. She wont put anyone elses hands in her mouth but mine and our vet, thank God. When she was loosing her teeth she kinda acted like she had the flu and slept A LOT!
With our other dogs they ALL were monsters at this stage. So I wish you LOTS and LOTS of luck!
That's a good idea and something easy to keep around for these times! Thanks!Originally Posted by Oonas Dad
thanks for all the advice I will try each idea and keep you posted Raider is a five month old black lab he is usually very mellow and so I can only thnik he may be in some discomfort.