Heart Rate and Pulse

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Due to the different sizes of dogs heart beats vary. In larger breeds the heart tends to beat slower and in toy breeds faster. A normal heart beat at rest will be from 50 to 130 beats per minute.

To check your dog’s heartbeat, place your fingers over the left side of the chest, where you can feel the strongest beat. To check the pulse, which is the same speed as the heartbeat, press gently on the inside of the top ...

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Fever

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A temperature of more than 39.4 is considered to be a fever and it might be as well to call you vet.

Try and reduce the dogs temperature by covering with a towel which has been immersed in cold water. Put a fan next to the dog to blow cool air over it. Do not use ice or iced water. Keep the dogs ears and paws damp with cool water, this will assist with the cooling process. The fever could be ...

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