How to measure the temperature of your dog?
The normal temperature of the dog is between 38 ° C and 39 ° C, the average being 38.5 ° C. The temperature of the dog varies during the day, depending on the time, the activity of the dog and its environment.
After a sustained physical effort, the temperature of the dog increases, especially during long walks. The dog will pant to lower its body temperature.
The best way to take a dog’s temperature is by using a rectal electronic thermometer. Mercury thermometers can break and injure the dog due to their glass constitution in case of sudden movement. Atrial thermometers are less accurate due to the presence of hairs at these areas of the body. Finally, prefer flexible electronic thermometers, more comfortable for dogs if they move during their introduction.