What is temperature?
Your dog or cat’s body must maintain a relatively constant internal environment, called homeostasis, to ensure proper physiological processes. One of the main components of homeostasis is temperature.
This is why measurement of a dog or cat’s temperature is a part of any medical assessment. Fever, an abnormally high body temperature, is an indication that something is wrong and warrants further investigation.
What if my dog or cat’s temperature is not normal?
Persistent high or low body temperature may be a sign of a disease. Additionally, heat stroke may develop following exercise in hot/humid conditions, especially in overweight animals, brachycephalic breeds (short-nosed breeds), or pets left in a closed car on a hot day. Some breads are more susceptible to temperature disorders, such as the Shar-Pei breed, which is prone to develop Familial Shar-Pei Fever (FSF).
How can Petpace help?
Although monitoring of pet temperature is possible with traditional methods, these methods are inconvenient for pets and difficult for owners or caregivers. The PetPace smart collar offers a non-invasive, automatic, and continuous method of monitoring pet temperature. This offers significant value for preventive medicine for dogs or cats at risk of developing medical conditions associated with an abnormal temperature.
PetPace assesses core temperature based on a combination of parameters, including ambient temperature, activity level, breed information, and more. It reports temperature in qualitative terms – low, normal and high.
(Examples for the use of PetPace tempertature data in real clinical cases)