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Old 08-06-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Pup chewing stone floor!

Pebble (9 weeks) has decided to chew on the bark yard stone paving on the floor and also on the stone wall.

Is he doing anything unusual?

I can hear his teeth grinding.

I turn his attention to one of his toys but he keeps going back to the floor.

Will this hurt his teeth?

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Well, he has puppy teeth right now, they'll fall out sooner or later so it's not really going to matter-but once he gets those adult teeth in, they could chip or break. I would try to discourage it, maybe a little bitter apple on it, or a squirt with the hose.

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is he too young to be teething? could that be enticing him to the hard, presumably cool stone?

Bayta's favorite "toy" was a large piece of flagstone. She would attack it and throw it around then settle down to chew on it. Since it was flagstone it tended to crumble a little bit so I didn't worry a lot and she wasn't chewing on anything attached to the house. She did this up until about 2 months before she died. (12.5 years old) Never saw any wear on her teeth but she didn't do it daily, once a week or so for a few years then only every now and then.

She did go through a stage where she was chewing tiny bits of crumbled concrete - but we think now that this was another aspect of the brain tumor perhaps.
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I would try to redirect your pup's behavior but since they're puppy teeth, I wouldn't worry too much.

Now, that's living up to a name! Hehehehe, Pebble likes big rocks too!
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LOL. Yep Pebbles likes chewing on pebbles too!

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after some more thought - would ice be a better distraction? I think the stone is not only hard but may be cool. Teething or not, that may be part of the appeal for him.
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Yes i thoguht it was teet And kcat i reckon it could be somthing to do with that Is it hot where you live Helli?

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Nooo, definitely not hot, we live in England!! Even though its high summer, no one could say its hot LOL! I think I might look for a teething toy that I can freeze if it is teething.

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Rdirect as you are doing now, then go out and buy some " Bitter Apple". Spray that where the puppy is chewing. It is a strong taste deterrent and whould make the pup stop.

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Thanks, I think I might try the spray.
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