How to Check Your Dog's Body Temperature

Importance

Regularly monitoring your dog's body temperature is crucial for identifying health issues early and ensuring prompt care when needed.

Thermometers

Use a digital thermometer specifically designed for pets. Gently insert it into your dog's rectum for an accurate reading.

Ear Thermometry

Infrared ear thermometers are a less invasive option, providing a quick and stress-free way to check your dog's temperature.

Signs of Fever

Look for signs of fever, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, shivering, or panting, which may indicate your dog's body temperature is elevated.

Consult a Vet

If you suspect a fever or have difficulty taking your dog's temperature, consult your veterinarian for guidance and professional assistance.

Record Keeping

Keep a record of your dog's temperature readings, along with any symptoms, to share with your vet during check-ups.

Preventive Care

Regular temperature checks, along with routine vet visits, are essential for maintaining your dog's health and well-being.

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