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Medication
My dog is not feeling to good. His nose is warm and dry and I think this means he has a fever. He didnt eat any supper tonight. My ? is can I give him children's fever medication. If so how much. Thanks
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Try taking a rectal temperature to confirm whether or not your dog is febrile. Normal canine body temperatures range from 99-103 degrees Fahrenheit.

No, please never give human fever medication such as Tylenol, Aspirin or Acetaminophen, etc to dogs as they can cause gastric (stomach) ulcers and internal bleeding.

A cool water bath works well to reduce fevers. Be sure to soak her head as that promotes further body cooling.

Seeing your veterinarian is always best.

Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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