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    Hi everyone, I'm new on here and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me. I have two 5 month old pups, Bella (Maltese x Shih Tzu) and Charlie (Pugalier). Both are teething and so have turned into grumpy little things who want to put everything in their mouths (even more than usual!). They have a ton of toys of all different kinds, but currently seem to prefer to chew on my wooden table legs and skirting boards. They get dental-bone things or rawhide chews about twice a week. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else we can do or give them to ease their pain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm new on here and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me. I have two 5 month old pups, Bella (Maltese x Shih Tzu) and Charlie (Pugalier). Both are teething and so have turned into grumpy little things who want to put everything in their mouths (even more than usual!). They have a ton of toys of all different kinds, but currently seem to prefer to chew on my wooden table legs and skirting boards. They get dental-bone things or rawhide chews about twice a week. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else we can do or give them to ease their pain?
    Put some chew toys (like rope toys) in the freezer...it will ease their sore gums when they chew on them

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    Do they go outside? If so, give them a great chomping marrow bone or similar to get their teeth into. It'll taste better than the timber table.

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    thanks guys! I'll definately pop some toys in the freezer for them to have when we're not home! I'll get some bones too, for them to have under supervision. They've never had proper bones before - which are best? Bella takes ages with any chew treat and charlie demolishes his in minutes! (and then tries to steal bella's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    thanks guys! I'll definately pop some toys in the freezer for them to have when we're not home! I'll get some bones too, for them to have under supervision. They've never had proper bones before - which are best? Bella takes ages with any chew treat and charlie demolishes his in minutes! (and then tries to steal bella's)
    Get good solid bones from the butcher....the ones that will take some time to chew on and will massage their gums Be careful they are not too small, so they can be swallowed and are a hazard for choking.

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    Bones are the best and most natural teething aid there is.

    As your pups are both Toy breeds have a good look inside their mouths at their teeth. Many toy breeds sometimes retain baby teeth and this can make things very painful when the adult teeth are trying to come through. If the retained baby teeth are not removed by your Vet the adult teeth will come through crooked leaving the dog with mouth problems for the rest of it's life.

    If you are not sure what to look for why not take the pups to your local Vet for a quick check of their mouths. If the Vet nurses are friendly one of them will take a look for you and save you a consultation fee.

    Hope this helps.

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    Bones - the bigger the better for obvious safety reasons, as pointed out by others above.

    Mutton, marrow, they are usually very large. They should massage and relieve for ages with your dogs, and they are also getting minerals and a feed.

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