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