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I'm just wondering why when placing my hand on my dogs

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Hi, I'm just wondering why when placing my hand on my dogs head, back or side that her body responds by heating up to a point where she feels feverish in the area touched within a few seconds. Her nose consistently cold and she seems quite healthy.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 months ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. Please give me a few minutes while I type your answer. Thank you.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 months ago.
Friend, a dog's normal body temperature is between 99.5-102.5 F; ours is 98.6. So, when you touch her basically you are feeling her body being hotter than yours, this is normal. The only way to rule in a fever is by taking a rectal temperature. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Its just that when touching her, her temperature rises dramatically in the area touched..the change is so fast.
Even if I take my hand away the area remains hot..then subsides in a few seconds.
I've never noticed this before with any animal.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 6 months ago.
Friend, I am going to opt out and allow another expert to comment.