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Our puppy (8 weeks) recently got a mouth wound that was severe enough to need stitches. Since he’s young, he hasn’t learned much to do with training, mostly chewing. Because his wound is essentially in his mouth he can’t continue to do all the normal puppy playing he typically would but he still has all the same energy! Any tips on how to keep him away from reopening his wound / preoccupying him? His cone doesn’t seem to act as much of a barrier and I still want him to go about most of his routine!
 

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Our puppy (8 weeks) recently got a mouth wound that was severe enough to need stitches. Since he’s young, he hasn’t learned much to do with training, mostly chewing. Because his wound is essentially in his mouth he can’t continue to do all the normal puppy playing he typically would but he still has all the same energy! Any tips on how to keep him away from reopening his wound / preoccupying him? His cone doesn’t seem to act as much of a barrier and I still want him to go about most of his routine!
Depending on how restrictive his cone is, you could probably arrange some sort of find the treat or snuffle mat game
 

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You could make all his meals in a food puzzle dispenser. Freezing food in a Kong is another option.

Mouth wounds usually heal pretty quickly. Good luck!
 
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