I hope you and your dogs had a pawesome weekend!
We all want to improve the well being of our fury friends. It is especially true since the can’t tell us how they feel so it is up to us to be proactive about tracking signs of health or sickness, content or discomfort. We want to make sure they are happy when they are left alone. We want to have the peace of mind that they are feeling well even if we are not always there to watch them.
Vital signs are measurable physiologic parameters that relate to basic body functions. They are recorded routinely when you take your pet to the veterinarian as a part of any physical exam. No health evaluation of a dog or cat is complete without the measurement of vital signs, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could track the vital signs continuously, even when not at the vet?
Why is it important to track or measure vital signs?
Since vital signs relate to basic body functions, disease states or emotional stress very frequently alter these parameters. Therefore, measuring vital signs or tracking them remotely when the dog is left alone will help detect the presence of a medical condition, anxiety or stress.
What exactly are your dog’s vital signs?
In veterinary medicine we mainly deal with 3 parameters, commonly referred to as TPR:
Additional complementary data is routinely collected, including activity level, appetite, pain score, and more.
Is there a way to monitor my dog’s vital signs when I’m not with my dog?
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