If your pet has a fever, it’s important to monitor their symptoms, and call us for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Look for signs of illness such as lethargy, decreased appetite, shivering, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other abnormal behavior. Taking your pet’s rectal temperature with a veterinary thermometer can help determine if they have a fever. The normal temperature range for dogs is 100.5-102.5°F (38-39.2°C), and for cats, it’s 100.0-102.5°F (37.8-39.2°C). Keep in mind that the specific normal range may vary for different species, so consult your vet for accurate information.
Contact Your Veterinarian: If your pet has a fever or is showing signs of illness, it’s best to contact us for guidance. They will be able to provide appropriate advice based on your pet’s species, breed, age, and medical history. The veterinarian may ask you to bring your pet in for an examination or provide instructions for home care.