Fever in Dogs

Fever in dogs often occurs as a physiological reaction to infection or inflammation.

Causes of Fever in Dogs

Fever in dogs may be linked with a number of disorders and these include a weakened immune system, bacterial or viral infections, pneumonia, flea bites, dehydration, heat stroke or even a reaction to some medications or toxic substances.

Diagnosing Fever in Dogs

Some people think that if their dog's nose is warm and dry, then he may have a fever. However, this is not always the case but if you suspect that your dog has a fever, his temperature should be taken using a rectal thermometer.

Make certain you never take your dog's temperature orally, as a glass thermometer can break and cause serious damage to your dog's mouth.

Dogs in general are not happy to have their temperature taken rectally and you may need help to contain the animal. Hold your dog's head and body firmly and use a lubricant on the thermometer. K-Y jelly or petroleum jelly will do nicely.

Once your dog is calm and held firmly, lift the tail and insert the thermometer gently. Remember that if your dog has a fever, your pet should be closely monitored for any changes in his condition.

Don't give your dog aspirin as it may cause severe health complications.

Consult your vet for a thorough physical examination. Medications will be prescribed to treat the cause of your dog's fever.

Help for Fever in Dogs

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies may also be used as part of a broader treatment program to provide symptomatic relief to pets. Homeopathic remedies are completely safe and effective for dogs without any harmful side effects.

Carefully selected ingredients such as Immunity & Liver Support Formula will boost and strengthen the immune system.

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Tips to prevent and manage symptoms of fever in dogs.

Some of the things you can do to prevent and control fever in dogs include:

Feed your dog high quality food or an all natural diet that contains essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals.

Always provide fresh clean water to prevent dehydration and flush out toxins.

If your dog has a fever, take his temperature using a glass or digital rectal thermometer.

Never take a dog's temperature orally or administer aspirin.

Reduce fever by keeping the dog as cool as possible.

Boost your dog's immune system with immune building supplements.

Keep up good sanitary standards by disinfecting food and water bowls in addition to sleeping areas.

Avoid exposing your dog to irritants and toxic substances such as household detergents, fertilizers and pesticides.

De-worm your dog and update vaccinations on a regular basis.

Visit your vet regularly for routine check ups to maintain the overall health and wellbeing of your dog. 

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