• Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Fever, Sago Palm Toxicity, and more

    2 monthes ago - By Dawg Business

    Fever in Dogs and Cats - Figuring Out Why Your Pet is Burning Up! Dr. Christopher Byers/CriticalCareDVM
    Fever is an elevation in body temperature as part of an immune response in order to enhance the immune response and to create an environment inhospitable to invading organisms.
    Your dog's body temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus, the body's thermostat. When there is inflammation in the body, the hypothalamus turns on the heat. That's because that the common cause of inflammation is an infection even though other things can be at play such as drug reaction or an immune-mediated...
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