Q. What kind of thermometer is best used for dogs?

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A. A rectal thermometer should be used. Be sure to lubricate it with petroleum jelly first, and insert it carefully so as not to puncture the rectum. The dog's rectal temp should be 101 to 102.5 degrees.

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A. A digital rectal thermometer. You can purchase one in most pharmacies. Normal temp for a dog is 100 F - 102.5 F.

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