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my 3 dogs have a fever...help?!!

i have 2 min pins and a chihuahua, it's almost midnight and all 3 of them have a fever...nothing has changed(same food and treats. not around any new dogs either) i would take them to the vet but at this time i'm looking at a bill of $600!!! i will call my vet when they open if they are not better yet. do you have any ideas to help them? currently i have the air conditioner on, keep taking water to them, tried feeding them ice chips, have placed a cold damp cloth on them...please help :(

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gette07

Asked by gette07 at 3:02 AM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Pets

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  • Maybe try putting ice in the water as well and best of luck to you. Hope your vet is understanding and helpful.
    GoldenLinds

    Answer by GoldenLinds at 3:14 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • pedialyte!
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 3:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010


  • Home Care and When to Call the Vet
    If your dog has a temperature greater than 103 degrees Fahrenheit, you should call your veterinarian. Dogs with high fevers above 106 degrees Fahrenheit are emergencies that must be treated promptly.
    If your dog has a temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit, you can help bring his body temperature down by applying cool water to his fur, especially around the ears and feet. Using a fan on the damp fur will help lower the temperature. Be sure to monitor your dog’s rectal temperature as you do this, and stop the cooling procedure once it reaches 103 degrees Fahrenheit.

    If your dog has a fever, try to see that he drinks small amounts of water on a regular basis to stay hydrated, but don’t force it. And never give your dog any human medicines intended to lower fever, such as acetaminophen or aspirin, as they can be poisonous to dogs and cause severe injury or death
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 4:00 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • That is from pet.webmd.com
    I googled dog fever and found it.
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 4:01 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • first off what were their temps?
    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 6:46 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • the temps were in the 104s now in the 103s...i've been giving them diluted homemade chicken broth that they drink up and have given them water baths, just waiting for the vet to open :( it doesn't help that i'm pregnant and super hormonal...just glad my hubby is home from work to help me! it's now 5am here

    gette07

    Comment by gette07 (original poster) at 7:58 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • did you call the vet
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 9:30 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

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