Fieber bei Hunden: Wie kann ich meinem Hund helfen?

Fever in dogs: How can I help my dog?

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Fever is a common health complaint in dogs. In this article from alphazoo you will learn how to tell if your dog has a fever and how to deal with it.

What is fever in dogs?

Fever in dogs is an increase in normal body temperature that occurs in response to infection or inflammation. A dog's normal body temperature is between 38 and 39 degrees Celsius.

Causes of Fever in Dogs

A fever can be triggered by numerous factors, such as infections, inflammation, medications or chronic illnesses. A sudden increase in temperature should always be clarified medically.

Signs and Symptoms of Fever in Dogs

Symptoms of fever in dogs include lethargy, loss of appetite, tremors, dehydration, and unusual breathing. If your dog shows one or more of these symptoms, he may have a fever.

Noticing fever in dogs

If you suspect your dog has a fever, contact your veterinarian. He will be able to take your dog's temperature and initiate appropriate treatment.

What does the vet do?

The vet will first try to identify the cause of the fever. This may include various tests and examinations. Based on these results, appropriate treatment is suggested.

Treating Fever in Dogs

Treatment for fever in dogs depends on the underlying cause. This can range from over-the-counter medications to prescription antibiotics.

Avoid fever in dogs

The best way to prevent fever in dogs is to make sure your dog has a healthy immune system. A balanced diet, regular exercise and regular visits to the vet are essential for this.

Conclusion

  • Fever in dogs is an increase in normal body temperature in response to infection or inflammation.
  • Causes of fever can range from infections and inflammation to chronic illnesses.
  • Symptoms of fever in dogs include lethargy, loss of appetite, tremors, dehydration and unusual breathing.
  • If you suspect your dog has a fever, you should consult a veterinarian.
  • Treatment for fever depends on the underlying cause and may include over-the-counter medications or prescription antibiotics.
  • As a preventive measure, a healthy lifestyle can ensure that your dog's immune system remains strong.

At alphazoo we are here to help you every step of the way. If you think your dog has a fever, don't hesitate to contact us.

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