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Biting his cage

buffytwin
August 25th, 2005, 10:04 AM
Hi there, my 8 week old puppy is doing good in his crate but I notice when I first put him in there he naturally cries for a bit, but while doing this I see him biting his cage. Is this okay for his teeth? I wouldn't think so, but I don't know how I would stop him. I don't want to acknowledge him when he's crying b/c that will let him know that I'll come to him when he cries, so I ignore him when he does it. Anything I should do or just leave it? He doesn't do it for long, but still worries me.

jessi76
August 25th, 2005, 10:22 AM
Personally, I'd leave it alone. As long as it's not a plastic crate that he's ingesting, I think he'll be fine. Maybe provide a few more chew toys. One of my pups favorites was the "chilly bone". it's a tough-canvas, bone shaped, soft toy, that you wet, and freeze. (a wet cloth works just as well too!) :)

buffytwin
August 25th, 2005, 10:50 AM
He has the chew toys, a puppy kong and a chewy bone, I don't think thats why he's doing it, I think he initally does it to get out, its when he's first put in there and he's crying and trying to get out type of thing. And its a metal cage so he isn't ingesting anything. Just can't imagine it being good on his teeth, makes me cringe thinking about it, lol.. Thanks for the advice.

gomez
August 25th, 2005, 10:55 AM
gomez did that for a while also, just make sure he is not getting caught in the bars, you will know from the very louds yelps! As for the teeth, keep in mind he will get new ones in a couple of months, so as long as he is not hurting himself he will be allright...

buffytwin
August 25th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Oooh good point about the baby teeth, duhhh, lol... Makes sense, and no he's not getting stuck between the bars, they are too close together:) Thank you!