I agree with luckypenny. I would take your puppy to the vet.
How do I take his temperature?
Rectal thermometers can be purchased from Walmart for about 3 dollars.
Normal Dog range: 99.5 102.5 F (37.5 39.2 C)
1) Feel the saliva if it feels like normal saliva (ewww
) then that is a good sign. If it feels like paste dehydration may be present
2) Pull the skin at the top of the neck it should snap back into place. If it is slow to return to normal another sign of dehydration.
3) If your pet is still playful dehydration is unlikely. But this of course, does not mean you should post-pone your veterinary visit.
Good luck and let us know how he does!
P.S. - Pepto bismol can also help till you get to the vet. In general I use one teaspoon for a 10-30 pound dog.