Natural Dog Fever Remedies

Natural remedies for dogs with a fever involve the use of homeopathic remedies to alleviate the symptom, and dietary supplement to strengthen the dog's immune system.

The normal dog body temperature is 101.5°F (38.6°C). A dog is said to have a fever if his temperature is 102°F (38.9°C) or above. Holistic veterinarians view fever as a sign that the dog's body immune system is working hard to get rid of whatever bugs there are inside the body, and if it is not an abnormally high temperature, it is in fact a good thing since the body itself is fighting off the disease.

If your dog is running a fever, it is important to try and look for other accompanying illness symptoms and try to find out the underlying illness causing the fever. If that is difficult, and if your dog has prolonged high fever, then consult your veterinarian.

If your dog has a fever but no other accompanying symptoms, using a homeopathic remedy is often recommended to speed up the body's curing process. What's more, homeopathic remedies are much safer and milder than antibiotics!

Homeopathic Remedies for Fever in Dogs

Here are some effective remedies that can be used. It is advisable to consult a holistic veterinarian first (many holistic vets give phone consultation) before you start the treatment.

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Aconitum napellus

This remedy is good for fever that has come on suddenly with no other accompanying symptoms.


This homeopathic remedy is effective for feverish dogs that are agitated or even aggressive. The animal also feels hot to the touch.


This remedy is good for dogs with low fever that will not go away. However, prolonged use of this remedy is not recommended.


An Effective Homeopathic Product

Newton Homeopathics Fever and Infection for Dogs

This formula contains homeopathic remedies such as Belladonna and Aconitum and is effective in helping reduce fever and relieve symptoms that indicate an infection (e.g. weakness and lethargy, appetite loss, etc.).

**If the fever does not go away within 12 to 24 hours, visit your veterinarian.**

Other Natural Remedies for Dogs with a Fever

As fever is an indication that the dog's immune system is working hard to eliminate harmful bugs in his body, herbs and vitamins can be supplemented to help strengthen the dog's immune system.

  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is effective for immune-building. Give 5-10 mg/lb, 2-3 times daily to your dog.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E can also be given (5-10 mg/lb, once a day) to your dog to boost his immune system.
  • Echinacea: Echinacea is an excellent herb in boosting the immune system. One easy way is to use a natural product such as Animals' Apawthecary OL-Immune. It contains echinacea as well as Siberian Ginseng and olive leaf, and is effective in boosting the immune system and fighting off low-grade infections.

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Chicken Soup for Dogs with a Fever

Homemade soup gives nutrients to a dog with fever, who usually is weak and does not have a good appetite. Soup can boost the dog's immune system, provides fluid to the body and prevents dehydration.

Here is an easy-to-make soup for a feverish dog.

Add a clove of garlic, some vegetables such as carrots and broccoli to organic unsalted chicken stock diluted with water. Boil for 10 minutes or so, and strain off the liquid. Let it cool and add it to your dog's food.