Digital Thermometer for Whelping Kit
Using temperature as indicator of whelping, is a commonly used method to monitor your in whelp dog for labour prediction.
Every dog breeder needs a reliable digital thermometer in their whelping kit. They are much safer than the mercury style and produce an accurate reading in 1/3 of the time. This single button thermometer has a flexi silicone head, is easy to use and accurately measures body temperature in 1 minute, and beeps to let you know it’s done.
- Flexible Silicon head design
- Memory: last temperature reading
- Easy to read Digital LCD screen
- Display range: 32.0~42.0 Celsius
- Min. scale: 0.1
- Accuracy: ±0.1oC
- Automatic Shut off
- Beeps when done
- Battery Included
- Storage case
- Size: 134 x 22 x 14mm
Accurate and reliable, when turned on the memory recalls last temperature reading, a handy feature if you’ve forgetter to record the last temperature. Its energy efficient, with an automatic power off after approx. 8 minutes.
Using a Digital Thermometer:
- Before use, disinfect the thermometer sensor head with an alcohol swab.
- Press the power button, and the display shows the last temperature measured.
- Followed by the prompt symbol “Lo (temperature)” display flashes, indicating that it is ready to use.
- Insert the thermometer head about 2cm and the display will show the temperature gradually rising. (the C symbol flashes, indicating that the measurement is in progress)
- Digital Thermometer beeps when stable temperature measurement is complete.
Rectal thermometry is widely used in veterinary medicine and is considered to be the most accurate. It is a painless procedure, accomplished by inserting the tip of a thermometer, lubricated to eliminate friction and aid in insertion past the anal sphincter, to a depth of 2-5cm depending on the size of dog. The thermometer tip must then be left in place until a reading is measured, usually, 1 minute.
Using temperature as indicator of whelping. See our blog article written by a NZ dog breeder on this topic. This is a commonly used method to monitor your in whelp dog for labour prediction.