You will need
- Antipyretics, towel, cold water or ice.
Animals are often unable to cope with the disease, so sometimes they just need to give the opportunity to lie down or lower the temperature on their own. If you see that the dog lies on the cold tile in the bathroom or lying down in unusual places for her, in any case not drove her out. Cold tiles or damp soil can reduce the temperature of a body one degree. Should not be neglected. If the animal is not looking for cold places in the apartment, open the window (if it's cold outside) or curtain the Windows to create the necessary shadow and coolness.
At high temperature, you should immediately consult your veterinarian. If the temperature rose in the evening or you're away from the city and can't consult with a specialist quickly, you need to bring down the temperature prior to the clinic visit. Better suited for this contact cooling. Wet the dog's back and stomach with cold water or put it on a wet towel. Best of all the moisture evaporates from the inner thighs, neck and forehead, so ensure that these places were always cool and moist.
If the temperature is very high, give the animal an antipyretic. For large dogs you can use the conventional drugs used for adults: paracetamol, Nurofen or other. If the dog is medium or dwarf, or sick puppy, it is better to give medicines to reduce fever in children. But abuse of drugs is not worth it. Remember that the temperature of the animal can only be accessed by a very serious reason. Most likely, you are dealing with a severe internal infection or acute inflammatory process, which need to treat only under supervision of a specialist.
At high temperature the animal quickly loses moisture. Is dehydration. Ensure that your dog drank cold water frequently and in small portions. This will protect it from overheating and to allow the body to cope with the loss of fluid.
If you relax with your dog in the nature, let her "graze" on the grass and lie down where she likes. Even if you think that the animal chooses any absolutely exotic places for vacation. Dogs have very well developed instincts, and they are much better than people know what to do to ease their own health.
Advice 2: How to bring down the temperature of the dog
The temperature increase in dogs can be caused by both external factors (animal overheating in the sun) and internal (e.g., infectious disease). Whatever the reason, it is very important to bring the temperature down to the dog as quickly as possible, as the temperature is above 41,1 OS leads to the critical state: loss of body fluid, edema of the brain, and dangerous violations of the internal organs.
You will need
- pieces of ice, cold water to wet the animal's coat and drink. In exceptional cases: an antihistamine (diphenhydramine, suprastin, tavegil, promethazine, etc.), diphenhydramine injection, medical syringe, half aspirin.
To bring the temperature down on the neck and inner thighs dogs urgently need to put ice or cold water to wet her hair. Give the animal the opportunity to quench their thirst with cool water, assuring her drink in small portions. To give yourself the pills or doing the dog the injection is undesirable. It is urgent to bring a pet to the animal clinic.
But there are times when in the clinic the dog cannot be delivered and is already clearly seen that without the help of a human, the animal will die, and the physical measures of temperature reduction do not bring the desired result. Then the only one way out: to take a risk and to reduce the temperature of your pet on your own. You need to take an antihistamine (diphenhydramine, suprastin, tavegil, promethazine, etc.), crumble it into powder and together with a drink to give to his dog. This will help to bring the temperature down and prevent the development of allergic reactions. If the dog turns from water, need an injection of diphenhydramine in the inner thighs (you must follow the attached instructions for dosage).
Give your pet half a tablet of aspirin (if the dog's weight 30 kg).
To enhance the body resistance of the dog to infection enter the injection of adjuvants (e.g., catosal, which can be purchased at any veterinary pharmacy).
After that you should give the dog lightly salted water. To whet the appetite of the animal, give him a favorite food. Provide your pet complete rest and place in a warm dry room. And in the near future, as soon as there is opportunity, show the dog to the vet.
Manifestations of critical States are characterized by pronounced shortness of breath (sometimes with wheezing), palpitations, rhythm disturbances of heart contractions, often with animal loss of consciousness, convulsions, or violations of coordination of movements, lack of urination, the appearance of acetone breath, yellowing of the conjunctiva of the eyes and mucous membranes of the mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding from intestines, and hematomas (hemorrhages in the skin). If you noticed one of these complications, the urgent need to bring the temperature down to the dog and soon to deliver her to the vet, because delay can lead to fatal consequences.
To pet was less inclined to infections, feed your dog only balanced food, vaccinate on time. Also regularly antihelmintic and treatment against external parasites.