How to Check Your Pet’s Vital Signs
Sleeping more than usual, coughing, sneezing, excessive panting, labored breathing, dry or itchy skin, sores, lumps, and head shaking are easy to notice, and so are frequent digestive upsets or variations in bowel movements. They are symptoms. Preventive medicine relies on daily observation. Record your pet’s weight daily, your quadruped’s heart and respiratory rate, temperature, capillary refill time, mucous membrane color, and hydration status once a week, and build a baseline. When you doubt your pet’s well-being, take Rover’s vitals and compare the data with the previous readings. Contact your furry friend’s veterinarian if your best buddy’s vitals are out of range.
Learn how to take your pet’s vital signs and understand what they mean.
DOGS: NORMAL VITAL SIGNS
Heart rate per minute: 80 – 120.
Respiratory rate per minute: 15 – 30.
Temperature: 38 – 39.2 °C.
Caring for our pets, we care for ourselves. Pets increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. Regular walking or playing with our four-legged friends can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Best buddies help manage loneliness and depression, giving us companionship as we care for them.
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