The following is an excerpt from the Petfinder Blog.
Q: Today my dog felt warm. Does that mean she has a fever? Is my dog is sick?
A: It can be hard to judge a pet’s temperature by feeling their skin. If it is hot out, or if they were just exercising, they can feel warmer and their body temperature can be elevated.
A normal temperature for a dog is about 99.5 – 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. A dog’s temperature can easily be checked at home with a rectal or ear thermometer.
If you have questions about your pet’s health, you can submit them to Dr. Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.