This time can be quite stressful for both the owner and the animal.
I can recall going through the teething stage with Willow. In fact I am still traumatised by it as it seemed to go on forever!
Depending on the breed teething can take place as early as 5-6 weeks until about 8-9 weeks of age.
As chewing can ease the discomfort that is associated with teething, nothing is off limits. People, furniture and pretty much any object that is within reach can be at risk of those sharp little teeth.
Out of all of my dogs Willow was the worst, nothing was off-limits. I remember coming home to find little teeth marks everywhere. Her specialty was wood; nothing was safe even the banisters on the deck. She even took a liking to the legs on the furniture; thankfully shoes and clothes seemed to hold no appeal!
If your pets teething symptoms are quite mild then you may be able to get away with a chew toy or frozen carrots. But if the chewing appears painful and your pet seems distressed in any way then it is time to call in help.
The common teething signs are tenderness or soreness of the gums. Your pet is going to be irritable and fussy; they may even lose their appetite or have diarrhoea.
Usually after the front adult teeth come in there are few teething problems. Unfortunately for some, teething issues can appear again when they are about 7 months old which is when their back molars start coming through.
The good news is that homeopathy can help support your pet through the teething process!
Chamomilla: is the first remedy to think of for teething pets as it is very soothing and calming. They are going to be very irritable as the pain is intolerable and there is going to be a lot of excess salivation. These pets will also want to be carried everywhere as this brings them comfort. You may also see digestive upsets as well with colic, vomiting, slimy stools or diarrhoea.
Calc carb: is a good remedy for pets where there is slow dentition that is painful or problematic. These are usually the sluggish, stockier pup breeds and roly poly kittens!
Rheum: This remedy is for pets that are having difficulty with dentition along with bad breath. They are going to have a sour smell to them; in fact even their stools have a sour smell to them!
The teething process can be painless with the right remedy!