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Dog Thermometer - How to Select the Best Dog Thermometer

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If you are looking for a dog thermometer for your dog, there are many new features and designs available. Finding the right dog thermometer won't be a chore if you follow these tips while shopping!

Features to Consider in a Dog Thermometer

  • Type (rectal, ear)
  • Technology (memory, comfort flex tip)
  • Material
  • Durability
  • Ability to clean
  • Ease of use
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Temperature range

    Desirable Features in a Dog Thermometer

  • Fast
  • Accurate
  • Safe
  • Flexible tip, soft material for rectal use
  • Probe designed for animals (ear)
  • Digital
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • Durable
  • Memory of last temperature reading
  • Disposable tip covers

    Features to Avoid in a Dog Thermometer

  • Mercury or glass thermometers.
  • Fever alarms, since most are designed for human temperature range, not pets.
  • Hard materials.

    Ideal Dog Thermometer Choice

    An ideal dog thermometer choice is a fast, accurate, digital thermometer with a memory feature. If choosing a rectal thermometer, a thermometer with a flexible comfort tip and a reading within 8 to 30 seconds is ideal. If choosing an ear thermometer, an ideal choice is a probe designed for animals with an accuracy guarantee and a long life battery.

    Shopping & Safety Tips for Buying a Dog Thermometer

  • Look for comfort flex materials.

  • Look for fast, accurate digital displays.

  • Consider ease of use and battery life.

  • Choose ear or rectal type based on frequency of use and your pet's temperament.

  • Use a lubricant jelly when taking rectal temperatures.

  • Your pet may resent a rectal temperature, do not attempt if you have risk of being bitten.

  • Always hold onto the animal and the thermometer securely when attempting to take a temperature; enlist a helper whenever possible.

  • Only insert the thermometer the recommended distance into the rectum or ear, never force entry.

  • If using an ear thermometer, temperature readings may read 1 to 2 degrees lower than actual internal temperature.

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