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Have your cute little beagle turned into a zombie? Is he chewing everything he sees? Is he biting you? Well, your pup is teething.
Teething is a tough time for beagle puppies. During this phase, their old teeth fall out, and new teeth emerge. This can cause irritation and discomfort in their gums. To find relief, they often start chewing and biting.
It is essential to take proper care of the pup during this phase. So I made this complete beagle teething guide, in which we will go through their teething stages and know few things that you can do to stop their chewing and biting.
Beagle Teething Process
Teething is a process in which the beagle’s old temporary teeth get replaced by new permanent teeth.
When the beagle is around 3 to 4 months old, his old teeth start falling out, and their permanent teeth start emerging. This irritates their gums.
To ease this irritation and discomfort in their gum, puppies start chewing on things and even bite.
Yes, your cute little fur-ball will turn into a zombie. He will chew on your furniture, destroy things, and even bite you.
DO NOT mistake this for aggression. This is very normal. Every pup does it. This phase can last for a couple of months. Till then, the best thing you can do is redirect their behavior to a chew toy. We will look into this topic later in this article.
Beagle Puppy Teething Timeline
|Birth to 2 weeks old||No Teeth|
|2 to 4 weeks old||Baby Teeth (milk teeth) starts emerging|
|5 to 8 weeks old||All 28 baby teeth are expected|
|9 to 12 weeks old||Baby teeth start falling off and get replaced by Adult teeth|
|12 to 16 weeks old||Adult teeth start growing|
|6 months to 8 months old||All 42 permanent teeth are expected|
Birth to 2 weeks old
When beagles are born, they do not have any teeth. Teeth do not emerge until they are two weeks old.
2 to 4 weeks old
Their temporary teeth start emerging when they are about 2 to 4 weeks old. These temporary teeth are tiny but pointy, and they are also called milk teeth. During this time, they open their eyes.
5 to 8 weeks old
By the time they are 8 weeks old, all of their 28 temporary teeth should have come out.
9 to 12 weeks old
At this stage, their adult teeth start growing. All the milk teeth of your beagle pup will begin falling off, and you will see them get replaced by new teeth.
6 to 8 months old
By the time your beagle is 8 months old, the growth of his teeth should have completed. He should now have all his 42 permanent teeth. However, in some cases, it may take longer.
5 Ways to Help your Teething Puppy
Teething can be a difficult time for your beagle as well as you. There are some things you can do to give your pup some relief and stop destructive chewing and nipping.
1. Chew Toys
The best way to save your furniture is to offer your beagle pup lots of chew toys. Every time you see your pup chewing on your furniture, redirect him to a chew toy.
It will not only help relieve discomfort but also train him not to destroy furniture.
Having more than 1 chew toy helps. Get various types of chew toys with different shapes and textures. Here is a list of some best chew toys for your beagle puppy.
2. Frozen Carrot
When our younger beagle, Groot, frozen carrots helped him a lot to get through the pain.
As the name suggests, take a carrot and put it in the freezer until frozen and give it to your pup.
The coldness numbs the gums and provides relief from irritation. Plus, carrots are an excellent source of nutrients for dogs.
3. Flavored Ice Cube
What’s colder than frozen carrots? Frozen Water. And you know whats tastier that frozen water? Flavored Frozen Water.
Before freezing the water, add some chicken broth to it, and you will have a flavored ice cube for your beagle.
What you can do is, put the ice cube on the floor and let your pup get crazy behind it as it slips. Just make sure to clean the floor before giving them the ice cube.
You can take this one step further by putting some peanut butter or a piece of banana in the water.
4. Chew Treats
You can even give you pup edible chew treats like a bone. Your dog will love you more for this.
Chew treats are the blessing to dog owners. These days there are so many options with different flavors.
I use to offer small edible bones to my Groot during his teething stage, and he would spend his entire day chewing that bone. Here are some of the best bones for beagles.
5. Frozen Hand Towel
Another option for numbing the gums of your pup is Frozen hand towels. Soak a hand towel in water and put it in the freezer. Offer the frozen towel to your beagle and let him nip on it. Your pup may like the texture of the towel.
However, your pup can tear small pieces of the towel and swallow it. So please do not leave him unsupervised with the towel.
Stop Puppy Biting
Just like human babies, puppies bite when they are teething.
During the teething phase, your beagle pup will nip you with his tiny but pointy teeth. Their teeth are small enough not to cause any server scares but sharp enough to make you scream.
While you cannot stop them from teething, there are some things you can do to prevent them from biting you:
Stop your Beagle from Destroying your House
Never underestimate these little cuddle monsters. They are small, but they can literally destroy your house.
It’s not just about the furniture. They can a part of the furniture and swallow it. The non-edible piece can be stuck in their intestine and cause serious health problems.
The best thing you can do is not allow them to roam freely in the house unsupervised. If you are busy, then keep them in the crate with their chew toys.
Keep a close eye on them whenever they are out of their crate. And when they attempt to chew on the furniture, redirect them to a chew toy.
Consider to beagle proof a room by removing all the things they can chew on like shoes, remotes, keys, clothes, etc. You can watch this video of how to beagle proof your house:
Do not punish your beagle if he bites you or destroys one of your favorite pieces of furniture. You have to understand that your puppy is in pain, and he is just trying to relieve the discomfort in his gums.
Don’t forget; he is just a puppy; he doesn’t know the correct ways to live with you. It’s your responsibility to teach him that.
Once this phase ends, trust me that little zombie will turn back into the cuddle ball.