Why does my dog feel hot?

Dogs Why does my dog feel hot?, My little dog body feel hot when I touch him? I know that dogs don't sweat but they pant instesd. He wasn't panting. I picked him up and he felt ...


  #1  
29-07-08, 07:08
  Why does my dog feel hot?
My little dog body feel hot when I touch him?
I know that dogs don't sweat but they pant instesd.
He wasn't panting. I picked him up and he felt hot.
He has long hair [ a Shi-Tzu ]. Is it because he is hot or
is it because of an in fection or what?
If you know why, i would appreciate it if you let me know .
And I thank everyone that gives a good answer.


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  #2  
29-07-08, 08:02
 
could be the temperature inside. or out. whereever you keep him. if he is drinking water he is probrably o.k. if he has a fever he probrably will throw up after drinking water. you can buy doggie aspirins at pet meds. or wal-mart. for fever. but if your in doubt about your dog's health. contact your vet immediately.try a cold towel on his head this sometimes cools them down like a human does.
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  #3  
29-07-08, 15:10
 
Dogs have a higher body temperature than humans so it is natural that they feel warm when you touch them.
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  #4  
30-07-08, 23:13
 
My dogs tend to feel warm to the touch if they've been laying in the same spot for long. Or, your dog could have a fever. If you're worried, take his temperature. A normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100.5-102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don't have a thermometer, I'd go pick one up, every dog owner should have one, they will only cost a couple of dollars at the drug store!
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  #5  
31-07-08, 04:25
 
Maybe you should take the dogs temperature. If it is over 102, there could be a problem. Yes, you have to do it anally, about 1 - 1.5 inches inside the booty. It is not terrible, I did it recently. My dog still loved me when it was over. I also had to buy a new thermometer, but it was worth it. If your dog does have a temp, I would try to call an emergency vetline. Dogs do have higher body temps than we do, do yours is probably okay. good luck
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