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1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any swelling or oozing it the bite?
3- How old is Zeus?
4- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
5- Is he eating and drinking?
1- Any other symptoms?
2- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?
3- Can you take his rectal temperature?
4- Can you describe the appearance of the bite?
Yes, you can use an oral thermometer in his rectum. To take a rectal temperature this is what you can do:1- Lubricate thermometer tip with ky jelly, vaseline or soap and water. 2- Insert thermometer in rectum about 1 inch and gently press tip up against rectal wall. 3- Wait a minute or until it beeps.Please, let me know, I will be on stand bye. Thanks.