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the glass mercury are supposed to be most accurate. We use digital. We have one CLEARLY labelled for the dogs and one for humans. That's a thermometer you don't want to mix up :blink:

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A nurse told me that digitals read about 1 degree lower than mercury. So if one knows that, they can interpret the reading accordingly.

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How about any significant differences in accuracy between rectal thermometers and ear thermometers?

 

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We use digital.

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Digital and that is what our Vet's office uses also.

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But can the digital be an ear one instead of rectal?

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Don't know why it can't be an ear one. Ours is rectal.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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The reason for asking.... our Vet wanted me to take Poppie's temp, and of course he recommends the old fashion glass rectal. I wanted to see what is best used and to get some input.

Poppie was taken to the Vet last Thursday, she has not been herself since we lost Dusty back in May. Found out that she had a 104 temp, Doc ran a fecal hoping it was hook or whip worm... it was negative. But her labs not so good... RBC & WBC counts low. Chem Screen showed ALT 837 ALP 2271, Now when Doc was telling me about these results all these numbers sounded like French to me but when his eyes teared up and he softly said we are dealing with Liver infection OR Liver Cancer. It became very clear that our little girl is SICK very sick. :eek Poppie got a B-12, Baytril and Tetracycline injections and was sent home with Doxycycline.

 

The comforting news.....Poppie seems to be improving, her appetite is increased and she has some (not a lot) of energy. And since I can't find the glass rectal therm I did take her temp using a Digital (probe therm) it was 101.8.

 

:goodluck:goodluck For Thursdays follow up with Dr. Rick. And :hope:hope:hope She has only and only an infection.

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