Have vets developed a forehead no touch thermometer to take animal temps the way doctors for humans do for their patients?
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 71 month ago
No. Because of fur, it wouldn't work... Hair acts as an insulator. Cats and dogs have varying thickness depending on breed.
I have experimented some with the forehead thermometer on my hairless dog. The most accurate reading is the inner leg area.
Of course the thermometer registers his temp as a high fever. A normal range for a dog would be high for a human.
Using it on other parts of his body had varying results.. Even tho he has bare skin. Likely the reason is the way the body thermoregulates
- *****Lv 71 month ago
I do not believe such a thing would work on pets, which generally have varying thicknesses of fur that would prevent an accurate temperature reading taken at the surface.