6.5 W old ChocLab, biting incessantly

Discussion in 'Labrador Training' started by Amber'sBella, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. Amber'sBella

    Amber'sBella Registered Users

    Jan 10, 2017
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    Sadly, in some parts of the world there is a tragic trade in tiny puppies barely able to walk. On the Labrador site we frequently get comments from people who have purchased puppies as young as 21 days old. Their owners will usually need help from a qualified veterinary professional if the puppy is to survive and thrive.

    Our forum policy is to encourage people to wait until their puppy is eight weeks old before collecting it from the breeder. To make sure we are not encouraging the trade in underage puppies, nor depriving these puppies of essential veterinary attention, we have the following rule.

    If a forum member’s puppy has been removed from the breeder/ mother before the age of seven weeks, that member must wait until their puppy is seven weeks old before posting about him or her on the forum

    We recommend that anyone with a puppy under this age contacts their vet without delay for instructions on feeding, general care, and medical treatment. We understand that members want to help these puppies, but the forum is not the right place to be distributing specialist advice of this nature.

    Good evening. We brought our pups home 3 days ago at 6 weeks old. 2 days ago she started "teething" like crazy... We have used every puppy teething thing out there. She is quite adept at finding fingers and toes. Is it possible she is overly irritated like a human baby? Can Baby(human) Orajel can be used? She will let me massage her gums so...
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  2. Chococheer

    Chococheer Registered Users

    Oct 3, 2016
    Unfortunately you won't be given any advice by the forum members because your pup has been brought home so young - 8 weeks is recommended, but you can ask for advice from 7 weeks on. All the best with your new puppy.
  3. Cath

    Cath Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Jan 17, 2015
    Please take your puppy to the vets.
  4. Boogie

    Boogie Moderator

    Mar 29, 2014
    No - do not use human medication on pups!

    Biting is very normal puppy behaviour- see the main site - http://www.thelabradorsite.com/labrador-puppies-biting/

    Welcome and please do come back to chat when she's 7 weeks old, I'm sorry to hear the breeder separated her from her siblings too young.

  5. snowbunny

    snowbunny Administrator Forum Supporter

    Aug 27, 2014
    Andorra and Spain
    She's not teething. This is perfectly normal behaviour from a puppy, especially one who has been take away from her litter mates before 8 weeks of age. It certainly doesn't need medicating.

    Our forum rules state you may not ask questions about puppies until they are seven weeks of age. Please feel free to come back and join the conversation at that point.
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