Knowing your dog’s normal values in the resting state, various weather conditions, and at different levels of work will help you better identify when there is a problem.
Take rectally w/rapid digital thermometer
Normal: 60-140 beats/minute
Larger/fit dogs can be lower
Normal: 18-24 breaths/minute
Panting can increase respiration 100X
To learn more about canine first aid, join us for one of our Working Canine Critical Care workshops held at various locations across the country. See upcoming events.