|Barked: Wed Nov 7, '12 6:37am PST |
|Glad to hear she is doing well. The biting is very normal. There are several things you can try to help. First,when she starts biting,end playtime and turn away from her giving her no attention until she calms down,secondly you can redirect her,give her something it is okay for her to chew instead of your hands or other body parts,third if both of those fail,take her to her crate or place where she can't get to you until she is calm. Some good things for her to chew would be safe toys like ropes orrawhides,although if you choose to use rawhides always supervise so she doesn't hurt herself or swallow large pieces. I also used pieces of sturdy cloth with knots tied in them soaked in broth and frozen to relieve teething pain and the urge to chew,they can be resoaked and refrozen to have a supply on hand. When one thawas you put it back in the broth for a few minutes to refresh the flavor,then put them back in the freezer for later.Always use low -fat,low sodium broth from things like chicken,turkey,beef or other meat,mine still like them on hot summer days. It is perfectly fine to offer vegetables as a treat like carrots or green beans.Please do not mix them with the dry food.
Good Luck and we all will be happy to answer your questions if we can. Perhaps the others will have some more ideas of safe things to chew instead of you and your family.
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