Dog has a fever
I woke up this morning and noticed that my dog was acting a little off. Normally in the morning he is very cheerful, always greats me with a wagging tail, and jumps around until I complete his morning routine. However, this morning he woke up and was groggy and looked liked his muscles were aching.
When I took his temperature, it came in at 103 degrees. Normally his temperature is around 100 degrees.
I don’t want to just rush him off to the vet, as I understand people and animals get sick and a fever is not necessarily an emergency situation. Does anyone have any advice for how I can help keep my boy comfortable? Also, at what point should I be concerned enough to take him to the vet?
Reply To: Jaustin764
The normal dog body temperature is 101.5°F (38.6°C). A body temperature of 102°F (38.9°C) or above is considered a fever.
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