Fever In Dogs Is A Symptom Of An Illness In The Body
A fever is an involuntary increase in a dog's body temperature. It occurs in response to an immune trigger. A dog's normal body temperature ranges between 101 and 102. 5 degrees Fahrenheit. A fever is not a sickness. It helps the body fight infection and inflammation. Treatment is aimed at the underlying cause of the fever. Fever is a symptom of an illness in the body. Fevers are most commonly caused by infections. Certain viruses can lead to fever in dogs. Toxic food, hazardous chemicals, and poisonous plants can trigger fevers. Hyperthermia may lead to heatstroke. Your veterinary diagnostic procedures may include blood work, fecal and/or urinary analyses, x-rays, and other tests to identify the infection or illness underlying a fever. Most fever cases require some form of supportive care. Treating the dog's wounds will help ward off the febrile immune response. Toxic exposure and attentiveness to health care are additional ways to prevent fever from dogs. Regular vaccination can help prevent viral illnesses that can cause fevers. . . .