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Temp 102.6 This Is Normal?

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48 hours ago I noticd my new greys front leg in the back of what I would call her elbow to be swollen. She had a temp of 102 so off to the vet I went. They did xrays that were negative & told me to give her ASA 1/2 tab 2x per day. I really felt like she needed an antibiotic but the vet said no; she did not think it was indicated. It is sore to touch & feels warm to me. They also told me a temp of 102.5 is normal. Should I insist on an antibiotic? I hate to tell the vet what to do but it really looks infected to me. Any thoughts?


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Guest savvyprchick

Normal temp is 101 but a healthy dog can range from 99 to 102.5 according to several websites. I'm sure someone with vet experience can give more details.

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Dog temps run higher than human temps. As for her elbow, I forget what they're called (sorry, see the thread on insomnia), but if it feels soft and fluid filled it could be solved by a bit more comfortable bedding, and will probably resolve on its own relatively quickly.

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