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6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)

     When it comes to finding out whether a person has a fever, the diagnosis isn’t much of a challenge. You just have to use a thermometer. In less than a minute, a digital number will settle the matter for you. However, with puppies, it’s a whole different story. Dogs and thermometers don’t always mix. So, pay attention to the signs that a fever may present in your furry friend.

    we want to share some helpful signs that will let you know whether your dog has a fever. 

     

    1. Their eyes are red:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)


    When we look closely, the eyes of a healthy dog appear to be transparent and shiny. Your little ruff-ruff is likely to have a canine fever if it looks reddish and comes with a tired look.


    2. He seems to be lacking any enthusiasm or energy:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)


    Fever affects and debilitates the body. Dogs appear to be active, seeking to get some friendly pet or someone to play with them by wandering around the property. It is important to take this slumpy attitude into consideration as a febrile symptom if they look tired and have no desire to talk or connect.  

    3. He has lost his appetite:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)

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    Along with tiredness, one of the most common and worrying signs that something is just not right is a lack of appetite in a dog. Try offering him some food and playtime. If there is no reaction to any stimulation on his part and he rarely touches his favorite treats, consider taking this as a fever hint.

    4. His ears and nose feel warm to the touch:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)


    His nose is one of the hottest spots on the body of your puppy. The nose of a healthy pup ought to be clean, young, and moist. A symptom of a fever may be an overly hot or dry nose. His ears, which do not surpass his general body heat, are another place to check: they shouldn't feel hotter than the rest of his body.  

    5. He’s shaking:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)


    In stressful conditions, dogs appear to shiver. For example, when at home, there are far more individuals than normal. There is no need to be alarmed in these situations. It is just their usual anxiety response. However, it's best to call the vet if their trembling is coupled with a tired face, physical pressure, or any of the symptoms listed above.

    6. He’s coughing:

    6 Signs That Your Dog Has a Fever you should know (and What to Do While You Wait for the Vet)


    It means they may have some form of infection or internal inflammation for a puppy to cough vehemently. As the fever tries to combat destructive bacteria, these conditions cause the body temperature to increase. It's best to see a specialist if the cough continues.   

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