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Dr. Louis Gotthelf, Veterinarian
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what does it mean when a dogs body is very hot

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how do you know if your dog has a fever??
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 10 years ago.
The normal temperature of the dog's body is much higher than ours. Their normal temperature runs from about 101 to 102.5 degrees. The best way to know if your dog has a fever is to use a rectal thermometer and leave it in for at least 1 minute.

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