First Aid Basics
Taking Your Dog's Temperature
Normal temperature for dogs ranges between 100 – 102.7 F. To take your dog’s
temperature you need to use a flexible rectal thermometer. It is best to
use a pediatric digital
thermometer which can be found at most drugstores.
- Lubricate the thermometer tip with
some petroleum jelly.
- Keep your dog in a standing position and hold his tail up.
put just the tip of the thermometer into your dog’s rectum until
the required time for
your thermometer to measure temperature has elapsed.
- Remove the thermometer and read