What medicine can I give my dog for a fever?


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Dogs' fevers are often treated with ketoprofen, according to Vet Info. Ketoprofen is typically given to dogs and cats suffering from fever because it is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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What medicine can I give my dog for a fever?
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A dog's fever is usually in response to something else going on in the dog's body. Home treatment is only advisable when the fever is under 105 degrees. Dogs with high fevers need medical attention. While medication can help reduce fever, WebMD recommends giving feverish dogs plenty of water and applying cool water to the dog's fur. If the fever does not go down after home treatment, it is advisable to seek help from a veterinarian.

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