When you’re walking your dog in the summer heat or frigid winter, you’ll want to make sure he stays at a comfortable temperature. But what’s a normal temperature for dogs?
We reached out to Dr. Alex Schechter, a veterinarian and founder of Burrwood Veterinary Hospital in Detroit, to find out a normal dog temperature, plus how to take your pup’s temp.
What is a normal dog temperature?
According to Dr. Schechter, “the average body temperature for a dog ranges between [approximately] 99.5 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit.”
If your dog’s temperature gets higher than 103 degrees Fahrenheit, that means he’s too hot and could have a fever or be at risk for heatstroke.
Signs of heatstroke in dogs include: