Q:  I have 4 yr old Bichon.  Since last night she is in pain, shaking, hiding all night behind the bed.  She has a fever of 102 degrees.  Can I give her some ibuprofen?

A:  Absolutely not!  Like most over the counter medications labeled for people, ibuprofen can be toxic to dogs.  A normal dog temperature can be between 100 and 102.5 degrees when measured rectally.  I am concerned about the shaking, hiding, and symptoms of pain.  They are non-specific symptoms, but should be evaluated by your veterinarian right away.  The best treatment can only be prescribed after an accurate diagnosis is made.