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    Defaulttaking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    Can you use a human digital thermonoter? I have seen it done at the vets, and I know you may have to "lube" it up a tad, but is that all you do? I'm sure you have to be very cautious, but is there anything else I should know? And what is a dogs normal temp?

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    DefaultRe: taking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    Eeeek!

    lol, sorry, I have no idea. I suppose I should payattention to this thread.
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    Normal temp is 101-102 F.

    I use a regular old fashioned rectal thermometer with a little KY jelly on the tip but if yours is digital that's okay, too. It's a tad easier if you keep the front end of the dog occupied with a yummy treat. ;D

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    DefaultRe: taking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    I use a digital & lube it up good with KY. Have a good treat in front. I hold her tail up & tell her to stay.

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    Thanks! I think... this is going to be intresting.... :-\

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    DefaultRe: taking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    Molly had been sick & was at the Emergency Hospital for a weekend & was used to getting her temp taken. If this is the first time you are taking a temp maybe you can enlist some help. One in the front with a treat & you in the back. :

    Good luck.

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    Yikes! All these years, and I've never had to do this! Good luck!!! ;D

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    DefaultRe: taking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseys Mom
    Normal temp is 101-102 F.
    I thought it was 101-103?

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    DefaultRe: taking a dogs temp..... ummm how?

    I thought it was 101-103?
    It depends which dog "authority" you listen to. lol
    If you run a search for "normal dog temperature" you'll get results anywhere in the range from 99-103. Probably the best thing to do would be to take your own dog's resting temperature a few times when she's not sick so you can find out what's normal for her.

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