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  1. Melanie Ledger

    Help! I had noticed my puppy has cut marks on his lip/mouth. I thought it was from play fighting with our other dog (wasn’t happy about that!).
    Just saw now that they are self inflicted bite marks from constant chewing! How do I stop this from happening? I know I can’t stop the chewing, so any suggestions to stop the self inflicted wounds?

    1. Steffi Trott

      I am not sure I understand – so your puppy cut himself on the things he is chewing on? Are those sharp (maybe sharp bones or antlers, etc.)? Or he actually somehow chews on his own lip when he is chewing on his chew items? What exactly, and how often, does he chew?

      1. Melanie Ledger

        He appears to be chewing on his own lip while chewing on his toys. We are very cautious on what we let him play with.
        It doesn’t seem to be bothering him while chewing or affecting his appetite at all. I just feel bad as his teeth are sharp and this shouldn’t be happening.

        1. Steffi Trott

          No, it should not be happening! You could switch to just licking for a while. How about using a lickmat and spreading some peanut butter or spray cheese on there? How far along is he in teething – is it the sharp puppy teeth that cut him? Are there two rows (puppy and adult teeth at the same time)?

          1. Melanie Ledger

            Thank you for that suggestion!
            He is almost healed now and luckily no more bite marks. I couldn’t believe it when I noticed. He is 11 weeks now, so hopefully we will continue to be ok going forward.

          2. Steffi Trott

            Very happy to hear he is all better 🙂

  2. Joe and Venae Warner

    Our dog has many toys/chew toys around, but not specifically the ones you recommend. My dog doesn’t bite my husband, just me. He sometimes lunges at me in order to bite me. My arms are full of bite marks, as many as 15 on each side. I am 70 years old so my skin is thin. All I can do is turn my back on him, if I see him coming. We plan on buying more chew toys.

    1. Steffi Trott

      Yes, you should definitely buy a ton of those chew toys that are delicious for the dog (not fabric or rope toys – they are not fun to chew at all). I am sorry about the bite marks – that is not good 🙁 Let me know how it goes with bullysticks or frozen Kongs!

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