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What can I give my dog fever?

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What can I give my dog for a fever?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby. I would definitely get a thermometer first. Use the human oral kind. Put a little Ky jelly or vaseline on the tip and insert it into the rectum for three minutes or until it beeps.

Dogs naturally run warmer then people. A normal temperature for a dog is 100-102.5 F.

My dogs forehead always feels warm to me because people run at 98.6 F.

If her temperature is above 103.5 F or higher the best way to reduce a fever is a luke warm water bath and a fan.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

You can also give dogs aspirin. That is the only over the counter pain medication that can be given to a dog.

5 mg of aspirin, per each pound of dog, every 12 hours as needed.

Give it with a large meal or it can cause gastrointestinal upset.

Does that help?

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