Fever

Natural remedies for cats and dogs to reduce high fevers and return body temperatures to normal.

    remedies to reduce fevers and lower high temperatures in cats and dogs

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    1. What is Fever?
    2. What Causes Fever?
    3. Diagnosing Fever
    4. Help for Fever
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    What is Fever?

    Dogs and cats often experience symptoms of a fever as a physiological response to infection or inflammation.

    What Causes Fever?

    A fever may be associated with a number of disorders and these include a weakened immune system, bacterial or viral infections, pneumonia, tick bites, dehydration, heat stroke or even a reaction to certain medications or toxic substances.

    Diagnosing Fever

    Many people believe that if their dog or cat’s nose is warm and dry, then he may have a fever. However, this is not always true and if you suspect that your pet has a fever, his temperature should be taken using a rectal thermometer that is either digital or made of glass. Be sure to never take your pet’s temperature orally – a glass thermometer will break and cause serious damage.

    Pets generally are not thrilled to have their temperature taken rectally and you would need assistance to control the animal. Hold your pet’s head and body firmly and lubricate the thermometer with K-Y jelly, petroleum jelly or liquid soap.

    Once your pet is stabilized and calm, hold the tail erect and insert the thermometer gently. Keep in mind that a fever is not a good sign and your pet should be closely monitored for any changes in his condition. Refrain from giving your pet aspirin as it may cause severe health complications.

    Consult your vet for a thorough physical examination and to confirm the diagnosis. Medications will be prescribed to treat the cause of your pet’s fever.

    Help for Fever

    Natural Remedies

    Natural remedies may also be used as part of a broader treatment program to provide symptomatic relief to pets. Homeopathic remedies and biochemic salts are completely safe and effective for kittens, pregnant and senior cats without any harmful side effects.

    Carefully selected ingredients such as Feline Calicivirus, Borax, Phosphorus and Pulsatilla promote respiratory system health and strengthen the immune system.

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    Tips to prevent and manage symptoms of a fever

    There are certain things that can be done to prevent and control fever in pets and these include:

    • Feed your pet high quality commercial food or an all natural diet that contains essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals
    • Always provide fresh clean water to prevent dehydration and flush out toxins
    • If your pet has a fever, take his temperature using a glass or digital rectal thermometer
    • Never take a pet’s temperature orally or administer aspirin
    • Reduce fever by keeping the pet as cool as possible – bathe your pet in cool not cold water or wash his belly with a cool cloth. Alternatively, wrap the animal in a cool towel
    • Boost your pet’s immune system with immune-building supplements
    • Maintain good sanitary measures by disinfecting food and water bowls as well as sleeping areas
    • Avoid exposing your dog or cat to irritants and toxic substances such as household detergents, fertilizers and pesticides
    • De-worm your pet and update vaccinations regularly
    • Visit your vet regularly for routine check ups to maintain the overall health and wellbeing of your pet

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