You can take a dog's temperature with a rectal thermometer designed for dogs. Insert the lubricated thermometer into the dog's rectum for an accurate temperature reading.Continue Reading
Gather a rectal thermometer designed for canines and lubricating jelly.
Cover the tip of the thermometer with lubricating jelly.
Gently insert the tip of the thermometer into the dog's rectum.
Remove and read the thermometer when it beeps, if using a battery-operated device, or wait for two minutes, then remove and read a traditional, mercury-filled thermometer. A dog's normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.