Do you know your dogs temperature?

Does your dog have a fever? There are many symptoms that can be indicators that your dog has a fever, but the best way to get an accurate answer is to measure your dog’s temperature. Read more about dog fever symptoms here.

When does my dog have a fever?

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your dog’s body temperature. The temperature can vary from dog to dog, so take your dog’s temperature when it is healthy so you know what baseline to take. That way, you have better control over whether your dog has a fever or not. You can use a regular thermometer from the pharmacy to measure your dog’s temperature. The temperature should be measured rectally.

The dog’s temperature can range from 37.5 to 39.0, and if it goes over 39.5, your dog has a fever. Unfortunately, you cannot assess your dog’s condition by touching its nose, as this is not a reliable method. The following symptoms can be used as indicators that your dog has a fever, but note that these can also be signs of other ailments and diseases:

  • Lack of appetite
  • More frequent breathing and pulse
  • Fatigue and lethargy Avoiding touch. Many dogs love touch but may feel uncomfortable during a fever.
  • The dog trembles, shivers, or has chills. These symptoms can be signs of many other things, including anxiety and stress
  • Heat – does your dog feel warm? This can be a sign of a fever, but it can also be due to a warm blanket or sunny weather.

We recommend that you measure your dog’s temperature with a thermometer to get an accurate answer to your dog’s temperature.

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