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Old 09-21-2017, 10:21 PM
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Puppy Teething Problems

Hi everyone!

I recently got a new American Eskimo puppy! He is 9 weeks old and his name is Bingsu (shaved ice dessert). He is so adorable and fluffy and I love him so much! However, I have a few questions. He is teething at 9 weeks; is this normal? I know he is teething because he's tried to chew anything he can get his mouth around and I've seen blood on his toys. I've read that teething should start around 3-4 months and that their baby teeth should be fully in by 6-8 weeks. I'm pretty sure he had a fever as well. I've read that puppies can get a low fever when they teeth, but how long does it last? He was fine in the morning and ate normally, but around 5 pm, after I came home from classes and gave him his food, he wouldn't eat from his bowl and only from the floor and my hand. And only a couple pieces at a time! He finished most of his food, but left a few bites, which has never happened. I'm not sure if it's because of the teething or his fever. I don't even know how he got the fever, he was fine in the morning and when I came home, he didn't eat and started to get hot later in the evening. He acts the same, but only a little less playful and a little more lethargic. I might be overreacting, but this has never happened to my older dog. Have any other puppies contracted a fever while teething? What are some other complications that I shouldn't be too worried about? What were your experiences?

Thanks so much in advance and sorry for such the long post!
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It's normal for puppies to be teething at 9 weeks. They might get a little fever and not eat but that is also very normal. If the puppy doesn't eat for three or four days then you definitely have a problem. When puppies are teething their gums hurt so they don't really want to eat anything. You could give him ice to suck on and chew on frozen carrots work really well. They also make teething toys for puppies that are awesome :-) He is adorable!!! :-):-)
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