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How can I check if my dogs has a high fever?

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The only way to get your dog’s accurate temperature is to measure it through your pet’s bottom. Experts say to use a rectal digital thermometer designed for dogs. Most thermometers intended for use in human ears don’t work well for this.

Coat the thermometer with a lubricant such as petroleum gel or baby oil. Next, gently stick it about one inch into your dog’s anus and wait for results. It usually takes no more than a minute.

From: High Fever in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

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Veterinary Information Network web site, Veterinarypartner.org: '' ;'' '' ;'' '' ;'' '' ;'' and '' .'' FeverHyperthermia (Heat Stroke, Heat Prostration)DistemperCanine InfluenzaVaccine FAQ and General Information

The Merck Veterinary Manual web site: '' .'' Fever of Unknown Origin

ASPCA web site: '' .'' Foods that are Hazardous to Dogs

ASPCA Professional web site: '' .'' Antidepressant drug overdoses in dogs

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Information Network web site, Veterinarypartner.org: '' ;'' '' ;'' '' ;'' '' ;'' and '' .'' FeverHyperthermia (Heat Stroke, Heat Prostration)DistemperCanine InfluenzaVaccine FAQ and General Information

The Merck Veterinary Manual web site: '' .'' Fever of Unknown Origin

ASPCA web site: '' .'' Foods that are Hazardous to Dogs

ASPCA Professional web site: '' .'' Antidepressant drug overdoses in dogs

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 13, 2018

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