Kelley asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 month ago

Have vets developed a forehead no touch thermometer to take animal temps the way doctors for humans do for their patients?

2 Answers

  • 1 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

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    1 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.  

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