Survival Guide to Puppy Teething

It’s certainly no secret that dog’s love to chew. That’s why there are thousands of chew toys out there, like the Kong Classic Dog Toy, to satisfy chewers of all types, especially puppies during their teething stage. For those enduring or about to endure the teething stage, here’s a quick guide to surviving the wrath of puppy teething.

At about 16 weeks of age, your puppy’s baby teeth will be gradually pushed out by the permanent adult teeth up until about 7-8 months of age which is when your pup will have all 42 of his or her adult teeth. This period of time is called Puppy Teething.  At this time, your pup’s mouth and gums will be swollen and in pain, which is what leads to chewing. Puppies will gnaw on just about anything that’s available to them because chewing actually soothes and massages the sore gums and can even help relieve some of the pain.

One of the best things you can do to survive the teething stage is to provide your pup with some safe chew toys. Giving them their own fun toy to chew on will hopefully keep your pup away from your couch, clothes, or toes. Putting chew toys in the freezer before giving them to your puppy is a great way to help sore gums. If you find some blood spots on the toys, don’t fret, it’s natural and will gradually stop happening.  Keep your puppy engaged and interested by rotating the toys. If your pup consistently dives head first for your favorite pair of shoes or the side of the couch, try and replace it with a toy of theirs. If that doesn’t work, try using a bitter spray that will deter them from chewing on your personal and household items.

The Kong Toy and Easy Treat will satisfy your dog’s chewing cravings

The Classic Kong Toy is perfect for dogs of all ages from teething puppies to your average mature chewer. Dogs love the challenge the Classic Kong Toy presents with its durable and bouncy design. Fill it up with the Kong Easy Treat or other treats and your dog won’t be able to resist!

This toy is made with a natural rubber compound that dogs love to chew and play with.  The Classic Kong Toy has a hollow center, which is perfect to stuff with food and keep your pup endlessly entertained

Having been around for over thirty years, The Classic Kong Toy is a favorite among many dogs. It is available in 3 different sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. The Kong Easy Treat is available in 2 tasty flavors: Peanut Butter and Bacon and Cheese.



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  1. Kong is the greatest!! Indestructible, and I LOVE watching them play with it

  2. Would love for Dutch to have a Kong for his treats.

  3. Just LOVE 1800PetMeds! Great customer service & variety of products is fantastic! Will buy over & over from them!

  4. Had one for another German Shepherd a few years ago indestructible even though she tried. I would live one for my new shepherd.

  5. My dog won’t eat some treats but I think would the Kong

  6. Kongs are the best! They are a MUST have for all puppies!

  7. My Girls would Share this perfect size and they love Kong!

  8. kong toys are great. they’re the only thing my basset can’t chew threw

  9. Our Beagle would love a new toy, Lucy has never had a kong! Please dont make her beg she is soooo cute!

  10. Kong’s are great! Dog’s love be them & so do I. A busy dog’s a happy 🐶

  11. Kong is the only brand that has held up with my Lab.

  12. Kongs are great! Both my German Shepherd and golden retriever love them, especially with peanut butter!

  13. My dog loves those doggie toys

  14. PetMeds is the only way to go. Litbit would love to have a new toy.

  15. Love Kong and have seven shelties who would love to win

  16. Love the Kong! Best invention ever!

  17. Hi I’m Tinkerbell, I am a Shihtzu, I would love to win! Arf Arf 😂

  18. Hi I am Tinkerbell I would love to win this 😉

  19. I yell “It’s Kong Time” and Elsie comes running. 🐶 Yay for KONG! 😊

  20. I yell “It’s Kong time” and Elsie May comes running 🐶. Yay for Kong! 😊

  21. I have been a pet owner for years and always make sure my new puppy has a Kong which entertains them for hours. Great quality, long lasting.

  22. I love the kong and recommend it to clients at the practice I work at. My older dog even has a softer kong for his aging pomeranian teeth.

  23. The one toy my Dozer can’t destroy.

  24. The Kong is something I usually Recommend, during my puppy visits at the veterinarian hospital I work at!

  25. Kong’s are indestructible and our puppy Rosie loves her Kong!

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