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Hi....

Is it necessary to give labbies antibiotics for fever??? My lil guy (5 months old) has a temparature reading of 103 C and is put on antibiotics for 8 days... This worries me as its frodo's second course of antibiotics within 2 months....

Should i ignore reading of 103.... Plz advice

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hi Vidhya how r u. I dont know about ur care but if ur vet gave that and if he is a good vet maybe u should trust him. My little ginger (6 weeks old) has been given mild anti biotics coz of stomach upset. She seems to be doing much better now. So i guess if the situation calls for it it might be needed. BTW i had send u a private msg but i guess u never got it. K take care and keep us posted about ur action.
 

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Hi pat.... Frodo'z on doxy-1 (doxycycline hyclate) and the vet said lets just give him this course.... :( ...No blood, stool or urine tests were done....It's just fever.... My concern is whether it ok to keep giving them antibiotics....

Hi anando....I can understand anti-biotics for upset tummy but for fever ... the vets real good but at time you just tend to doubt :? ... I am a hyper mother :)

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and u should dear vidhya , its ur dog and u should be concerned . If the fever persists maybe you should go in for a second opinion from some other vet? my pet is on amoxicilin i think!
 

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I would question the Vet as to what the antibiotics are for. I do agree that a second opinion is in order if your Vet fails to answer your questions.
 

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Hi pat.... Well i shall ask the vet the reason for antibiotic on monday ...saw you post after i got back from the vet...Frodo still has fever of 103 C....but poor lad is still cheerful :(

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How did your vet take the temperature?

A dogs normal rectal temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ear temperatures in dogs is between 100.0 and 103.0 Fahrenheit.
(37.8 degree-39.4 Celsius)
 

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Hello Pat...

He took a rectal temp reading and said normal was 101 ( i'm so silly kept saying C it was F)

Frodo is till feverish... can't wait to get to vet tommorrow morning...

Thanks a Lot Pat...
 

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what nonsense .rectal normal temp is 102 -102.5 my ginger always has 101.5-101.7 (taken 4 times) and the doc says she is just fit. I think maybe u should go for another vet
 

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Anando but he still has temp of 103 and trust me the vet is really good... well you of all people should know the malpractises that care so common in vets these days.. why vets even doctors... Everthing is soo commercialised and my vet is thankfully not in the rat race for money

hey give ginger to me ..... my frodo wud love her ..... :wink: and so wud me and my family

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ya u r right and that is why u need 2 be more careful. My vet sometimes for small checkups doesnt even take money . Heh btw i might actually give ginger to u but now i my family has grown so fond of her that if i do so they might disown me :? :shock: what to do. lol
 

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lolz anando dun expect me to keep you along with ginger,,,,else i'd be homeless....lolz
 

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i know i have said this before but my dog has become just 2 aggresive. I have tried all methods but doesnt seem to work. I guess its coz i got her when she was only 3 weeks old but honestly that was not my mistake. I am seriously wondering if this dog has gone mad. 4 deep wounds i have and my family has numerous more. she bites with full aggresion. Her teeth might be small but still they are big enough to make us bleed. I am seriously wodering and thinking that i made a mistake buying a puppy and i think il try to find a vet or expert who can take her so that she can be treated the way she is supposed to be. I cant handle her
 

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*making lab eyes* puleez u wont let me stay out in the heat . :lol: anyways....i am really fed up with this puppy
 
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