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How are puppy is 8 months old....I think she have

Customer Question are puppy is 8 months old....I think she have a fever
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: I can't get to the vet tonight
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: Bella
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. Why do you think your puppy has a fever?

Has there been any vomiting or diarrhea?

Is the dog eating and drinking?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi....she's burning up and not eating.....she just had a little bit of water
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No vomiting or diarrhea
Expert:  Sally G. replied 2 months ago.

in order to know if there is a fever you need to take the temperature rectally to get the core temperature. If she has a fever in order to start a cooling process you have to know a start point so when you get to a certain temperature when cooling , then you need to stop the cooling efforts so the temp does not drop too low in the the other direction.

When was the last time the dog ate?

has the dog spent time outside in hot weather?

What color are the gums?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Sally G. replied 2 months ago.

I can direct you to a link that will tell you how to take the vital signs so you can determine if this is an emergency. If there is a fever then you want to lay cool damp towels over the abdomen and continue to take the temperature. when it gets to 103 stop the efforts and watch. In the mean time if the fever is high, 104 or higher you need to see a vet right away.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 2 months ago.

IF the gums are pale or white you have a very sick dog and should seek help.