|Barked: Mon May 30, '11 2:33pm PST |
My 6 month old pom, Beatrix, recently started losing her puppy teeth, and seems to be retaining some of them (the most obvious is her bottom-right canine tooth). I'm planning on making a vet appointment, but is there any way I can help her ease these puppy teeth out myself? She has plenty of things to chew on, and we play tug-of-war often, but these puppy teeth seem to be hanging on tight! Is this a very common problem?
Also in the "chewing" category, lately she has been chewing up the carpet....at first she would find an edge (ex: by the kitchen and around the fireplace) and tear the edge up, scattering carpet fibers everywhere), and I covered the edges with heavy objects thinking it would deter her....but now she's ripping up the carpet from the middle! I find half-ripped-out carpet fibers in the middle of rooms, where she's obviously been laying there chewing on it. She must know it's bad because she NEVER does it while me or my boyfriend are watching her, she seems to only do it periodically at night (she's typically on the bed, but occasionally she'll leave for awhile. I assume she's going to the bathroom out her doggy door, but I guess not!) She has plenty of toys so I don't know why she finds the carpet so attractive! Has anyone else dealt with this? We are already probably going to face a hefty charge from the landlord upon moving out, and she keeps tearing more and more up! Are there any good chewing-deterrent sprays or powders that will keep her away?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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