A healthy dog is what all dog owners strive for. It is important to know a few dog health facts that can save you needless worry. Our furry friends are different from us so lets take a look and be sure to bookmark this site for handy reference.
Normal Body Temperature
Adult dog: 100 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 to 39.2 degrees Celsius)
Average: 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit (38.5 degrees Celsius)
Newborn puppy: 94 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 to 36.1 degrees Celsius)
4 week old puppy: 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.3 degrees Celsius)
Normal Heart Rate
Adult dog: 60 to 160 beats per minute
Toy breeds: up to 180 beats per minute
Newborn puppy: 160 to 200 beats per minute at birth
Normal Respiratory Rate
Adult dog: 10 to 30 breaths per minute
Average: 24 breaths per minute at rest
Newborn puppy: 15 to 35 breaths per minute up to 2 weeks of age
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