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Shelby got a bath this weekend. I tried a new shampoo that supposedly reduces shedding. It contains Omega 3 oils and antioxidents. I'm a bit skeptical because I've always thought that preventing shedding had to do with internal factors. However, at less than 4 bucks, I figured it was worth a try. Shelby doesn't care for the bath part, but she loves wrestling the towel afterwards. I was drying her off when I stepped on something that felt like a pebble.


Shelby lost a molar! Steven and I have noticed that she's been losing teeth, but we haven't successfully saved one until now.

I've heard nightmare stories about how bad the teething process can be, but Shelby's teething has not been traumatic for her, us, or the furniture. We couldn't tell she was teething until we noticed some bloody chew toys. Otherwise, her behavior remains the same. She chews as much as she ever did, and more importantly, she chews her toys only.

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I remember the first and only time I found a tooth from a puppy I'd been raising. I'm still amazed that something so small could hurt so much.

Posted by: Mariann | May 19, 2004 3:36:03 AM

Hi i have a 12 week old pug named simon.
i have never owned a pug and i would like to ask some questions. My first qestion is how did you potty train shelby? My second qestion is what do you do for shelby's teething? Simon likes to teeth on our hands. Thanks, Nyketta Terrell

Posted by: nyketta Terrell | Jan 12, 2005 5:51:25 AM

Shelby went through her nipping phase with us too. She needed to be taught that chewing her humans was not ok. Every time she nipped, we said "No" and put a toy in her mouth instead. Having lots of chew toys helps. If I didn't have a chew toy lying nearby, then I would just put her own paw in her mouth.

We litter box trained Shelby, and I won't say it was easy, but it's straight forward enough.

Check out these two links on Shelby's site to see how we did it, photos, and comments from other pug owners.



Posted by: Winnie | Jan 12, 2005 10:15:41 AM

I have an 18 month old pug named abbi and I thought she had lost all of her baby teeth but my husband stepped on what looks to me like one of her molars and it was in pieces,,, she does still have one of her baby canine teeth could this just be another baby tooth?

Posted by: Tammy | Jan 2, 2009 4:11:56 AM

From what I've heard of, the extraction of the teeth of dogs, especially the canines. The adult teeth would come out crooked and most often, you'll notice excessive tartar build-ups. So I guess, it's best to provide your pet dogs with chew toys, for them to lose their teeth naturally. But he extraction of animal tooth shouldn't be done prematurely; doing so could affect your pet's eating habits.

Posted by: Jenna Schrock | Jul 21, 2011 8:20:34 AM

my 10 week old puppy is teething super bad, and we have done the whole toys in the freezer and she is still in pain. what else can we do?

Posted by: Nichole | Apr 28, 2012 8:54:12 PM


My pug,Thor, is teething and he is over a year old. Is this normal?? He is definatly teething.

Any responses are appreciated.

Posted by: samantha | Jul 7, 2012 1:32:18 PM

I just goy a pug from the animal shelter and I am trying to figure out how old he is and I look at his teeth and I cant really tell cuz he has molers falling out and I don't know if its because of old age or if who ever own him before just didn't take care of him how can I tell?????

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