Thursday, October 14, 2004

When he runs hot


Thursday October 14, 2004

When he runs hot

By Steven Barrie-Anthony

Is your pooch refusing his walks? Is the new kitten more peevish than usual? If only pets could tell you what ails 'em. Well, now they can -- sort of. If your cat -- or dog or rabbit, guinea pig, ferret or chinchilla -- isn't herself, you can take her temperature with the Pet-Temp Ear Thermometer from Advanced Monitors Corp.

Ease of use will depend on your animal's temperament.

Normal ear temperature for resting dogs and cats is between 100 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit; higher and they have a fever, lower, hypothermia. Abnormal temperatures might merit a trip to the vet. Obnoxious behavior at normal temperature? Perhaps an appointment with the doggie masseuse or kitty chiropractor is in order. $49.95 from .com, or (877) VET-TEMP.

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