Mercury and digital thermometers are the most popular choices for most dog owners. Most are both easy to use and affordable. You can use either of these to take your dog’s temperature rectally or via the armpit.
Keeping this in view, can I use a forehead thermometer on a dog?
Yes—but not just any human thermometer. Glass thermometers, for example, aren’t safe for pets, since it’s possible that your dog will move suddenly while you’re taking their temperature, causing the thermometer to break—and that wouldn’t be fun for either of you.
Keeping this in consideration, how can I take my dogs temperature at home?
Most thermometers intended for use in human ears do not work well for this purpose. To take your dog’s temperature, first coat the thermometer with a lubricant such as petroleum gel or baby oil. Next, gently insert the thermometer about one inch into your dog’s anus and wait for results.
How do you take a dog’s temperature digitally?
Simply place the tip of the thermometer into the armpit area and hold your dog’s arm down until the thermometer beeps (this usually takes longer than it does for the rectal). Then, add one degree to the thermometer’s reading to get a general idea of your dog’s body temperature.
How do you take a dog’s temperature with a touchless thermometer?
Insert the thermometer from one to three inches, depending on the size of your dog and hold it in place for at least two minutes. After you remove the thermometer, wipe it clean and read the temperature by the height of the silver column of mercury on the thermometer scale.
How do you tell if a dog has a temperature?
A dog with a fever will have a temperature of 103 degrees F or higher, and he will often show symptoms such as panting, lethargy or acting tired, and shivering. His ears may feel hot and be red. If the fever is related to illness you might notice other signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing.
What kind of thermometer is best for dogs?
The 6 Best Dog Thermometers
- Aurynns Pet Thermometer – Best Overall. Check Price on Chewy. …
- iProven Pet Thermometer – Best Value. Check Price on Chewy. …
- iCare-Pet Clinic Thermometer – Premium Choice. Check Price on Chewy. …
- Keenhealth Digital Pet Thermometer. …
- Hurinan Animal Electronic Thermometer. …
- ELVASEN Digital Laser Temperature.
What’s the normal body temperature for a dog?
Where can I put thermometer on dog?
Lubricate the tip with petroleum jelly to ease insertion. For small dogs and cats, the thermometer should be advanced slowly about an inch. For larger dogs, insert the thermometer about 2-3 inches into the rectum. Hang on to the end of the thermometer to steady it and make retraction easier.