High fever in Pomskies

What are symptoms of fever in a Pomskys? You can check if your Pomsky has fever by checking its nose. If it is wet and cool, then it is fine. If it is dry and warm, then it is ill. It is not always recognizable because sometimes because they have a high body temperature. Their temperature lies within 101 to 102.5 F whereas humans have between 97.6 and 99.6 F. Many pet owners mistake by thinking the pup has fever whereas it is just their regular body temperature. If the temperature of the Pomsky is above 103 F, that means it is ill.

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Fever means a rise in the body temperature because of inflammation or infection. If the temperature increases above 105 F, the condition is serious. It can have fever because of excess exercise or staying in the sun for long hours. Here are some symptoms of fever in a Pomsky

• Lethargy: It means that it will not want to play or run around like its usual self. If you have a playful and active puppy, the sign should be easy to notice for you. If you notice that it looks tired even before doing anything, that is another sign.

• Loss of appetite: If something is wrong with their body, they refuse to eat. They do not like to have any sort of food. The sign will be simple to notice if you have a food lover who suddenly stopped eating.

• Shivering: Usually a Pomsky does not shiver because they love the cold weather and both their parents (Pomeranian and Siberian Husky) is use to this. When you see, it is shaking because of cold, it indicates fever.

• Depression: It will not only stop eating but remain sad. Pomskies are cheerful and happy animals and seeing them sad specifies they are ill.

• Nasal discharge: When the Pomsky has allergies or cold, mucus will flow out of the nose instead of staying there. It will have a runny nose. It will come from both the nostrils. The basis of a nasal discharge is naturally in the higher respiratory organs such as sinuses, nasal cavities, and the postnasal part.

• Coughing: You will notice it cough because of bacterial infection. After that it may vomit.

• Vomiting: While the Pomsky will have change in their urine, weight loss, weakness, dehydration there will be another problem. It will vomit. Fever and vomiting goes hand-in-hand.

To know for sure if the symptoms are indicating that it has fever or not is by checking the rectal temperature.  There are digital thermometers available that can tell the temperature in Pomskys. You cannot use thermometers for humans. To check the temperature, cover the thermometer with baby oil or petroleum gel. Then, put the thermometer into the Pomsky’s anus and wait for about one minutes. Here are some common reasons for fever in Pomskies.

• Infection: It can happen for many reasons such as fungal, viral and bacterial diseases. It can be anywhere such as the skin, kidney, brain or the lungs.

• Vaccine: It can happen that after getting an injection, it can have high fever.

• Toxins: Even swallowing a leaf of a house plant can be the cause of illness.

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