Jump to content

High Temp - What To Do?


Guest snakes
 Share

Recommended Posts

Guest snakes

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone had experience with thier greyhound having a high temperature in terms of what they did or what thier vet recommended?

 

My girl, who sadly died saturday, suddenly saturday morning had a high temp of 104.3

 

She had a few other complciations that i won't get into, but we were just given antibiotics in the morning and not told to do anything else. My vet is a great vet who was great with her to the end.

I am just wondering if anyone else knew or had experience with high temperatures so i can learn from all this. I feel a bit guilty that i didn't do anything for her temp last saturday.

 

also, she had recently had low platelets so aspirin wasn't advised and she was on steroids which can react with NSAIDS and the like.

Edited by snakes
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm very sorry about your girl's passing.

Elphie, Kulee, Amanda, Harmony, Alex (hound mix), Phantom, Norbet, Willis (dsh), Autumn (Siamese) & Max (OSH) & mama rat, LaLa & baby Poppy! My bridge kids: Crooke & Mouse (always in my heart), Flake, Buzz, Snake, Prince (GSD), Justin & Gentry (Siamese), Belle (Aussie/Dalmatian mix), Rupert (amstaff) and Fred, Sirius, Severus, Albus, George, Hagrid, Hermione, Minerva, Marilyn, Wren, Molly, Luna, Tonks, Fleur, Ginny, Neville, Bill, Percy, Rose & Charlie (rats)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Although that is an elevated temp, it's not extremely high. Sounds like she may have had a TBD which in the end stages can be hard on the organs, or she may have had cancer somewhere.

 

Sending my sympathy. It is very hard to lose them when you know what is wrong, much less when you do not :sad1

Diane & The Senior Gang

Burpdog Biscuits

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest meandmygreys

I would of put her in a cool water bath and sponged her off...like a kid with a high fever...to try to bring the temp down.

 

Sorry for the loss of your girlie..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Usually for a temp like that my vet would just give the antibiotics too and have me watch that it didn't get too high. Really depends on the cause as to what else you can do.

 

I'm so sorry you lost your pupper.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

First let me extend my sympathies on your loss.

 

In this case the fever was not the cause of death. Whatever caused the fever obviously was, however. There really is no way of knowing what may have caused the fever in retrospect but could have been anything from immune mediated disease to cancer to a TBD to a myriad of other things. Bloodwork, x-rays, etc. may have helped to determine what it was but certainly cannot change things. : (

 

Fevers above 105 I consider very significant and will hospitalize. A fever of 104.3 I would certainly work-up with labs as the exam indicated but would likely treat as an out-patient if the dog felt OK.

 

 

Bill

Lady

Bella and Sky at the bridge

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." -Anabele France

FeemanSiggy1.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Like others have said, the fever alone was likely a symptom, not the problem. The first overt indication of my Sissy's liver and spleen cancer was unexplained fever. I kept her cooled with a fan and intermittant cold packs, but there's nothing I could've done to save her. I know. I tried.

 

I'm very sorry for your loss.

gallery_4518_2903_2157.jpg
~Aimee, with Flower, Alan, Queenie, & Spodee Odee! And forever in my heart: Tipper, Sissy, Chancy, Marla, Dazzle, Alimony, and Boo. This list is too damned long.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest snakes

Maybe i should have given more details.

As FreedmanDVM had said, the fever was not the cause of death, merely a symptom of something we can't explain. She had also vomited a couple times that morning and twice that afternoon.

 

She did have an immune mediated problem (recently found out), no TBD as per bloodwork, no infection as seen by bloodwork, no cancer as evidenced by bloodwork and ultrasound, she did have some kidney issues, recent battle with ITP/Thrombocytopenia. She was also 11 years old.

 

So as you can see, she certaintly had her share of bad luck recently.

 

Even without the fever she may have passed anyway.

I just thought i would try to gain some knowledge for future greys and to make them more comfortable if i am ever in that unfortunate situation again.

 

thank you for all of your condolences.

Edited by snakes
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just for future information:

 

many vets do not test for all the TBDs. Usually, the only erlichia tested for is canis and there has been a dramatic increase in other erlichias. I recently found out that when you request a TBD panel and your vet uses Antech or Idexx, they only include erlichia and RMSF--not even babesia. If you request babesia, the Antech sends it to Protatek, so why not use them in the first place (or North Carolina State). Also, several dogs have had full panels here in Texas which have been clean yet the dogs responded to doxy treatment.

 

She was much too young to go yet :( I know it hurts.

Edited by Burpdog

Diane & The Senior Gang

Burpdog Biscuits

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't add anything to your question, but I am sorry for your loss. I agree that it's hard enough to deal with a loss when you know what happened, let alone when you don't.

gallery_12662_3351_862.jpg

Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart

"The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am sorry for your loss. :f_red

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

tiny hada siggy.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...