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my dog isnt eating but drinking a lot more water than normal

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my dog isnt eating but drinking a lot more water than normal and her energy level is way down
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 7 years ago.

The symptoms you describe sound like your dog has a fever. Usually in pets this is a sign of an infection somewhere and antibiotics are needed to clear this up. It sounds like you are going to need to get in to your vet for treatment and I would go tomorrow sice it has been four days already.


You can check her temperature with a thermometer inserted one inch rectally. Normal temperature is 101.0 to 102.5. Anything over 102.5 is a fever.


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