How to measure Dog's body temperature?

  There are few things that one should keep in mind before measuring his/her dog's body temperature.At first,Mercury thermometers normally used for humans are not recommended.Dog's body temperature is measured rectally.You may need a helper if your dog is not standing still.Lubricate the head of thermometer with an oil and insert it slightly in the anus and wait at least for 30 seconds to get the reading.Avoid using itchy lubricants that may cause problem for your dog.Try to keep your dog busy by some kind of activity because the act of measuring the temperature is not very comfortable for dogs.Check it several times and have an average.Don't wait too long if the temperature is higher than 103 F and consult with a dog specialist.
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