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my dog has a fever of 104.2, very listless, wont eat or drink,

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my dog has a fever of 104.2, very listless, won't eat or drink, really bad breath, urinated yesterday morning, limps with alternating legs, hobbles, he won't stand up, my vet checked him out and took x-rays and blood work and can't find an answer. my vet said high white blood cell count and fever indicate an infection but she can't find the source.
Submitted: 3 years ago via Maybeckvet.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Regarding fever - it can certainly be weight: normal;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;text-decoration: none;">frustrating at times.

If x-rays were performed, important to make sure they were chest x-rays, ruling out pneumonia and not just belly x-rays.

Additional tests should also be done looking into tick borne disease (LINK):
- Lyme
- Ehrlichia
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Anaplasma
- Babesia
- Bartonella

- Even potentially a belly ultrasound (LINK) looking for causes such as an abscess / infection or even inflammation such as pancreatitis.

I hope this information helps!
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