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Jan Hruska asked in PetsDogs · 9 months ago

how do you take a dog's blood pressure?

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  • 9 months ago

    ● "How do you take a dog's blood pressure?"

    I don't.

    I have not the slightest interest in buying & storing a sphygmomanometer, let alone in using 2 hands to keep my GSD lying quietly while my other 2 hands pump the pressure sleeve to a suitable pressure then my 5th hand turns the dial to face me so I can read it!

    I'm aware of professionals known as veterinarians, so I let them worry about ensuring that the hoses & bladder haven't perished (or been chomped by an adventurous pup playing in the kitchen...), while I concentrate on my pooch.

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  • 9 months ago

    I don`t my vet does should it need to be ascertained cos thats what i pay him for.... My dogs are vetchecked on a 4 monthly basis In order to keep them in the best of health.Also their 4 monthly vetcheck is a legal requirement as we work regularly across 3 international borders here in Europe. My dogs are working sheepdogs::: As for how their b.p. is measured it is like with humans and sheep by the use of an inflatable cuff.

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  • 9 months ago

    It is done much the same way as with humans- an appropriate sized inflatable cuff and a sensor, usually using one of the front paws. The only real difference is that a stethoscope won't be of much value because the veins aren't large enough to produce sounds audible to the human ear.

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  • Maxi
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    9 months ago

    You tke the dog to the vets for any medical issue...........

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  • 9 months ago

    You take it to the vet lol

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