High Fever in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatments

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Check a Dog for a Fever

Your pet cannot tell you in words when it feels sick. However, there are
numerous other ways that your dog can let you know that it is not well. Any
signs or symptoms that indicate your canine may be ill or have a fever are
worth further investigation. The most accurate way to check a dog for a
fever is with a thermometer. Learning to check your pet's temperature will
help you determine if you need to call a veterinarian.

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*Recognize symptoms of an elevated temperature*.
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· Common symptoms that can indicate a fever in a dog are: coughing;
sneezing; red or swollen gums; diarrhea; vomiting; excessive drooling; loss
of appetite; weight loss; unexplained thirst; dry and hot nose; eye, nose
or ear discharge; a change in personality and fatigue.

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*Check the canine's temperature using a thermometer*.
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*Ask another person to assist in restraining the dog's upper body*.
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*Lubricate a digital or mercury thermometer with petroleum jelly*.
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*Lift the dog's tail to expose the rectum*.
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*Insert the thermometer into the dog's rectum about 1 inch (2*.54 cm).
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*Leave the thermometer until it beeps or 2 minutes for non-beeping


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