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Hello all! I have a four month old pug who I believe is teething. We have a small bed for him and he will clamp his mouth down and just lay there. Sometimes he will make a whining sound while he’s doing this. Just wanted to see what others have experience and if this is indeed teething and normal.
 

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He needs some chew toys.

Teething is a normal process and can be painful. The chewing helps with the pain, helps relax and helps break the new teeth through.
You may occasionally find a small tooth laying about. Don't get upset, its just a baby tooth.
 

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He has more chew toys than he knows what to do with. I have just noticed him clapping down on his bed and wanted to make sure it was okay.
 

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Should be Ok unless he begins to shred it. Then pull it out and replace it.

Perhaps he likes the feel of the bed more than the toys. Try offering a plush toy. Be sure to remove any hard plastic bits, like eyes, nose, mouth....... The pup will find those plastic bits to gnaw on them, eventually, these will come off to be swallowed.
 

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Teething is expected with puppies around 4 mos. One approach was to freeze a damp washcloth and let them chew on it to sooth their gums. You have to watch to make sure they just chew on it, not tear it up and try to swallow it.
 

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I found that even though my puppy has plenty of toys made for teething she doesn't like the texture of them and prefers a softer plush toy to gnaw on. Maybe your puppy just wants something soft and plush to teeth on. When I switched over to a plush to I noticed she was much happier. I would advice going on sites like chewy.com for like teething boxes so you can try multiple toys at one price.
 

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As others have said teething is normal, just keep changing the toys until you find one that your pup really likes. I use to take some of my puppy's toys and leave them in the freezer overnight and he would chew love to chew on it while it was cold. I also used to give him some ice cubes every now and then but he generally didn't give me a hard time during teething stages.
 
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