Is there a way to take a dog’s temperature without putting the thermometer in their bottom?

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When your dog is taken to the vet, it is common for your pet to have their temperature checked. This is an important part of the clinical examination. Your vet will wish to find out if your pet’s temperature is within the normal range, or if it is too high or too low. Any method used to check a dog’s temperature should ideally be accurate, quick and comfortable for the animal. These factors will also make the procedure easier and safer for the vet or nurse performing the task; since the dog is less likely to wriggle or bite! So why do vets choose the “up the bottom” option?

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