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How do I know if my dog has a high fever?

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Dog fever can be hard to detect and often go unnoticed.

One reason is that dogs’ normal body temperature is between 101 and 102.5 F. That’s higher than in humans, which ranges from 97.6 to 99.6 F. So your dog may feel feverish to you even when it’s not. A fever is dogs is a temperature of more than 103 F.

From: High Fever in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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