One of the most challenging phases to get through as a puppy owner is the teething phase. And, as you may imagine, this is not very fun for the pup either.
While tending to a teething puppy may keep you on your toes, there is no need for this to be a stressful time.
By taking a few steps and following a couple important guidelines, you can help your Shih Tzu puppy get through the teething phase with minimal discomfort and no damage to your belongings.
Most owners who struggle with teething puppies are those who are unprepared and/or under-equipped.
So, here we will cover everything you need to know.
About Teething and Age of Teething
Newborns are born without any teeth at all. By the young age of 3 weeks, milk teeth (also known as puppy or deciduous teeth) are starting to emerge and are fully grown in by week 6 or 7. There will be 28 of these deciduous teeth.
During the teething process, those 28 will be replaced with 42 permanent adult teeth.
Shih Tzu puppies start teething at the 3 to 4 month mark, and the phase is complete by the 7 or 8 month mark. This said, some puppies are early or late bloomers.