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My dog has heavy panting , a warm nose , restless , and some

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My dog has heavy panting , a warm nose , restless , and some shakeing. what could be wrong and should I find a Veterinarian tonight.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 8 years ago.

Does he have an appetite?


How is his energy level today?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes she has eaten her dog food today but didn't want her treat tonight which is unusual and she is a little slow but is moveing around
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 8 years ago.

It sounds like she may have a fever which can cause a decreased appetite, listlessness and shaking or panting. You can check this with a thermometer rectally, inserted about an inch, and see what it reads. If it is 103 or higher this is a fever. Normal is 101.0 to 102.5. If she has a fever you will need to see your vet and get some antibiotics to help with this. Fever in pets is usually a result of an infection. Your vet can perform an exam and try to find out what is causing the problem.


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