"Dog body temp higher than humans. Check, interpret & act on abnormal readings. Be a responsible owner."
Dog's normal body temp: 101.5°F ±1. Notify vet if outside range.
If dog's temp is abnormal, go to vet ASAP. Use hot water bottles for hypothermia, cool water and wet towels for hyperthermia.
To take a dog's temperature: 1. Use rectal digital thermometer & lubricant. 2. Get help to hold dog. 3. Insert thermometer 1 inch into anus. 4. Wait for beep.
Try axillary temp for dogs: place thermometer in armpit, hold arm down till beep, add 1 degree for rough estimate. Vet for accuracy.
ignore fever alerts. No glass, takes too long. Flexible tip optional. Ear thermometers not accurate. No touch gauge. Stay calm, avoid stress, go to vet.