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Our vet clinic is closed until tomorrow Rusty, 2yr old mini

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our vet clinic is closed until tomorrow Rusty , 2yr old mini daschound 14#
is running a temp 104 not eating , what can i give him for the fever until tomorrow ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for Rusty.

As I imagine you know, trying to find the underlying cause for a fever in dogs and successfully treating it will usually cause the temperature to return to normal although I can understand why you would want to try and reduce it now, if possible.

As long as Rusty isn't vomiting and isn't currently taking any steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Aspirin can be given at a dose of 10 mgs per pound of body weight, with food to avoid stomach upset. For a 14 lb dog, this would be 1.5 of the 81 mg (low dose) Aspirin at one time.

In addition to it's anti-pain and anti-inflammatory effects, it also can help reduce fevers in certain situations.

I hope this helps and that he's feeling better soon. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

The site has changed its policy recently such that I need to click on a separate box to indicate that you can now rate my response if you choose to do so. Since I inadvertently neglected to follow this new procedure, I'm sending this follow up message with the box clicked.

My apologies for any confusion this might cause. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

And, of course, I neglected to click on the box!!

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I'm just following up on Rusty. How is he doing? Deb