December, 2011 Issue

ASK FOR A DEMONSTRATION. You can ask someone in your veterinarian’s office to show you the proper technique.

Taking Your Cat’s Temperature

There are certain things you should understand before trying it home. Here’s some expert advice.

You may wonder: How exactly can I take my cat’s temperature without being bitten or scratched to smithereens? Obviously, you will need to do it carefully, and if possible, with a partner. Additionally, it’s a smart idea to first have a trained staff member at your veterinary hospital demonstrate the technique for you. There may be a time when your cat is recovering from an illness and you’ll be asked by your veterinarian to monitor her temperature, so it’s a useful skill to aquire.

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