Question by  ajherrma (25)

What do you do about fever in dogs?


Answer by  Cali (518)

Use a turkey baster to spray water into the side of his mouth. Call the vet, they can do more than anyone can at home.


Answer by  crasian (17)

First be sure that the dog is actually running a fever. The dog's temperature normally runs higher around 101-103 compared to humans which run normally at 98. You want to be sure to keep your dog hydrated. Most importantly do not give your dog over the counter medication for humans as this can be dangerous to your pet.


Answer by  snowstar (18)

The first thing is to ring the vet. Keep your dog cool, cold water flannels on head and tummy, or a fan blowing on dog. Lay on a cold floor


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You take them to your vet. A fever can have many causes- poisoning (dogs can get into the darnest things), diseases- did you get him from a pet store, could be a puppy mill dog and subject to MANY diseases- other than that, dogs aren't prone to fever, so you need a vet- NOW.


Answer by  wendym1597 (224)

You should call your vet right away and ask them exactly what you should do, and then make a appointment for the dog because it could be serious. It's a sign of a bigger problem. They will probably give you some antibiotics to give to your animal. Do not give them anything you found on the internet, or friend.


Answer by  georgesmith (138)

There is not much to be done about a fever in a dog. If the dog comes close to death then it can be taken to the vet and given fluids through a needle. This is very expensive, so it is best if the dog just toughs it out at home.

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