Body Temperature. 100.5 -101.5F (38.1C – 38.6C) but may be as high as 101.8 (38.8C) in stressful situations, such as at the vet’s office.

Pulse. 70 beats per minute in large dogs; 120 beats per minute in small dogs. These rates are based on the animal being at rest – excitement, fear may increase the rate.

Respiratory Rate. 10 – 30 breaths per minute at rest or may be higher after exertion. Smaller animals tend to breathe faster.

Do not put any drops or ointment into your dog’s eyes. Consult your vet. Do not interfere with any lumps, bumps, wounds, cysts, rashes or anything else on your dog’s body. Consult your vet.

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