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Old 05-05-2007, 04:07 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, is it normal for puppies to go off their food when they are teething? Amber has her teeth falling out, and today she won't eat her food. I did her some scrambled egg which she ate. Normally she will scoff her normal food down, she loves it. I put some chicken stock in it to soften it, and she ate a little which was good, as it's something.

I am assuming her gums are really sore, and it has been wearing her down. She's OK in her self just not bursting with energy, but OK.
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Hi Guys, is it normal for puppies to go off their food when they are teething? Amber has her teeth falling out, and today she won't eat her food. I did her some scrambled egg which she ate. Normally she will scoff her normal food down, she loves it. I put some chicken stock in it to soften it, and she ate a little which was good, as it's something.

I am assuming her gums are really sore, and it has been wearing her down. She's OK in her self just not bursting with energy, but OK.
It's fairly normal for a pup to eat less of the dry kibble while they're loosing their baby teeth as their gums are pretty tender during this time.

Teething doesn't usually have much of an effect on the energy level though.

In the morning you might try the broth and soaking her food again and see if her energy level goes back to normal. If not, it wouldn't hurt to take her temperature just to rule out the possibility of an illness.

Hope she's back to normal by morning. Let us know how she's doing.
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You know what works well to help with teething ?

Freeze a carrot and then give to the pup to chew on, it will sooth along with helping that need to chew when teething.

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It's fairly normal for a pup to eat less of the dry kibble while they're loosing their baby teeth as their gums are pretty tender during this time.

Teething doesn't usually have much of an effect on the energy level though.

In the morning you might try the broth and soaking her food again and see if her energy level goes back to normal. If not, it wouldn't hurt to take her temperature just to rule out the possibility of an illness.

Hope she's back to normal by morning. Let us know how she's doing.
I agree with applesmom. These gums hurt, making eating difficult. Even just putting a little warm water on the food to soften it would help.
Also- get some rubber bone toys- and put them in the freezer. This is like a child with a cold teething ring. I also take rope toys, dip in water and freeze. This becomes like ice cold " dental floss" and helps to cut in the teeth as well..

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Thanks Guys, it seems the only food she doesn't want to touch is her Kibble, everything else she's eating.

we mixed some meat balls with gravy with her kibble & water to soften it and she ate most of it.

I have a carrot and I'm going to put it in the freezer now, with a couple of her toys, thanks.
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ppor baby her gums will be so sore. try some goats milk and farley rusks if shes still off her food
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Yes, definitely normal for them to go off kibble & the frozen carrots are a great chewy for them. I did the same as you did by moistening the kibble to make it softer. (Side note: My vet told me that I didn't need to do that as the kibble would "toughen" his gums ... I ignored him & moistened it anyway.)
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