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Pyrofine: Is Fever Really Fine? Is Fever Good Or Bad For Your Pets.

Pyrexia or temperature rise, as we refer to it in common terms, is the rise in body temperature above normal. The normal range for body temperature in dogs and cats is usually 100°F to 102°F. Anything above 102° can be referred to as pyrexia or hyperthermia. For temperatures ranging below 100°F, the term hypothermia is used. Our bodies are very well accustomed to adapting their inner core temperature based on the external stimuli and environment for better functioning and for maintaining homeostasis. It is quite normal for a puppy or kitten to have a warmer body temperature as compared to adults. In addition, pets tend to have an increased or decreased rate of metabolism owing to temperature fluctuations, environment and growth stage which invariably affects their body temperature. Therefore, it is quite natural for body temperature to fluctuate, although not beyond a certain permissible range.

So, Is It Fever Or Hyperthermia: Is There A Difference Between The Two?

The answer is, yes, the terms- pyrexia and hyperthermia are used interchangeably but are two totally different processes. Hyperthermia on the one hand refers to HyperRise/Increase and ThermiaTemperature, which is the sudden rise in temperature due to environmental conditions, stress, tremendous exercise etc. Hyperthermia due to exercise generally lasts for a couple of minutes to at the most half an hour. If your pet still continues to be uncomfortable, showing signs of high temperature it may be an indication that something else is at play and it could be fever due to some ongoing pathology.

Here are the classical signs and symptoms you may observe in the case of pyrexia: 

  1. Temperature: Usually, the body temperature is noted by taking the rectal temperature. A digital thermometer may be used for this procedure. Your Vet may help you out and teach you the correct manner in which you can easily take your pet’s body temperature at home during odd hours just to be sure of whether or not your pet has a fever.
  1. Lethargy/ Fatigue: If you notice your pet is not being its own fun self and are being lethargic, sluggish, sitting in one corner, hiding, isolating itself, it is quite an evident symptom of some disease process and checking for the body temperature can help you out immensely.
  1. Anorexia: Anorexia is the condition wherein your pet refuses to eat food or drink water. It is usually sometimes gradual, where your pet starts eating lesser quantities of food than usual eventually culminating in total refusal of food and water. This again hints towards the fact that there is some ongoing pathology in the body.
  1. Depression: Isolation, tiredness, sleeping for longer hours, and weakness are all signs of a disease process.
  1. Hyperpnoea/ Hyper Ventilation: Hyperpnoea means an increase in Breathing rate. Due to the increase of body temperaturethere is an increase in breathing rate as the body is trying to get rid of the excess heat through the panting or breathing process.

Other Collateral Signs: usually with infections and inflammatory conditions, such as gastritis, and gastro-enteritis, there are other signs and symptoms which you may observe, for instance, vomiting, diarrhoea and so on.

Reasons For Fluctuations In Temprature: Why Is My Pet Warm?

  1. MetabolismA transient rise in temperature is noted as the metabolism rate increases. Dogs’ normal body temperature is normally on the higher end [100-102 F] as compared to humans, all thanks to metabolism. Dogs’ have a higher rate of metabolism as compared to humans, their heart rate, and growth-rate varies considerably too, which is why the temperature is on the other end of the spectrum.
  1. Age & Growth FactorHave you ever noticed, puppies and kittens are comparatively warmer and better cuddle buddies as compared to adults? But, why do puppies have higher body temperatures? Young Neonates or younger puppies and kittens have a higher body core temperature as compared to adults. Young ones have a higher body fat percentage, which helps them to maintain their body temperature properly and they can adapt aptly to environmental fluctuations. On the flip side, adults comparatively have less fat, better metabolism and adequate adjustments are made automatically owing to the haemostasis process. Thereby, age does play a minor role in temperature variations.
  1. StressEmotional trauma, mental agony and anxiety can all collectively affect your pets’ health adversely. The exact mechanism is unknown, but stress can raise the body temperature of your pets to a certain extent. For instance, if your pet hates going to the vet, emotional stress may raise their body temperature. Similarly, walking in the sun, during the afternoon hours can cause a condition commonly referred to as ‘Heat Stroke’ if they are subjected to unnecessarily high temperatures for prolonged periods. Heat stroke is also referred to as heat stress and you may notice one or a few of these signs:
  • Panting
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Dry Mucus Membranes
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigued
  • Gasping for Breath
  • Trying to locate a cooler, shadier area
  • Drinking water excessively
  • Trying to lie down on cool surfaces e.g. the floor
  1. Infections: Infections, are the most important cause of high body temperature or pyrexia, commonly called ‘Fever’. Pyrexia on it’s own is not a bad phenomenon. However, excessively high temperature for extended periods of time has it’s own adverse effects. A rise in temperature is an important event during infections as it hints towards the fact that the body is actively fighting against some external pathogens. Therefore, at first, a rise in temperature is usually speculated to be caused due to an active infection ongoing in the body.

Here are few undesired side effects of pyrexia-

  • Fever causes an increase in oxygen consumption along with an increased carbon dioxide thereby affecting normal homeostasis.
  • There is an increase in energy consumption, resulting in hastened metabolism, which causes an increase in cardiac output.
  • Appetite is deranged and dullness is evident.
  • With excess of high temperature, there are chances of multiple organ failure insevere cases.
  1. Inflammatory Conditions: Inflammation usually follows any infection, which again causes pyrexia, pain, redness at the site of inflammation, swelling, and rise in temperature at the site of inflammation as well as temporary loss of function in the affected region. Inflammatory conditions such as Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, Gastro-Enteritis, etc can cause pyrexia to a certain extent.
  1. FUO: Fever of Unknown Origin or FUO is the term used when the underlying cause of fever is not readily identified. Specific Diagnostic tests are carried out to rule out various causes of pyrexia and then establish a firm confirmed diagnosis that helps immensely in sketching out the treatment plan for our pets.
  1. Other Miscellaneous Reasons for Pyrexia:
  • Immune Mediated Processes such as Auto-Immunity, Hypersensitivity, etc.
  • Neoplastic Conditions [Cancer/Chemotherapy]
  • Allergic Response.

Diagnosing Fever: Causes And Reasons.

Usually, fever is just an indication or a hint towards some ongoing issue within the body. For example, if your pet is throwing up, passing semi-solid or liquid faeces along with high rectal temperature, your vet may suggest certain tests, and certain procedures figure out the causative agent. For Gastritis associated fever and related signs, your vet may suggest certain tests like Blood pictures, X-rays to rule out foreign body or impaction cases, USG or ultrasonography and related testing procedures. It is very important for you to approach a veterinarian at the earliest so that the diagnosis and the treatment protocol are initiated at the earliest.

Diagnosis becomes easier with diagnostic tools, and this in turn helps us to treat the pet effectively and efficiently ensuring that no time is wasted and the treatment protocol is initiated at the earliest. To ensure hastened recovery, it becomes very important to diagnose the pet at the earliest.

In short, Quick Diagnosis = Quicker Recovery = Happy Pets!

The Way Out: Managing

Fever is a symptom of some disease going on in the background and thus, it becomes essential for us to manage the underlying cause and the fever then, shall be taken care of on its own.

We have to ensure that our beloved pet is given the utmost Love, care and attention when they are sick. So along with their normal packaged food, you can try out these food options.

Incase your pet is eating or consuming little food, here’s what you should do –

  1. Do not give him/her fried oily spicy or human food.
  1. For pet dogs kept on veg diet,

You can give a little milk mixed with little turmeric.

Fun Fact – Turmeric is an ancient Ayurvedic herb medicine that is known for its Magical properties of boosting immunity, anti-inflammatory actions, anti-bacterial Actions and many more ! In Hindi or the local language it is known as Haldi.

  1. In general, you should give chicken soup and rice with small chicken pieces.
  1. You can even boil pumpkin and mix in the rice with chicken soup.

Fun Fact – Pumpkin contains Vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, Phosphorous, dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, copper, and Manganese.

  1. Chicken sprinches– you can take a chicken piece and shred it and give them Shredded pieces.

Food that is easy to digest, and light to the body yet, nourishing at the same time is generally preferred.

Do not force feed them if they’re vomiting or having Diarrhoea. Run this through your vet before trying out new things.

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Happy Pets for a Happy You!

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