Physical Exam. Family Friends Pets. We Want All Our Loved Ones To Be Healthy. Objectives. Explain why physical exams are important to the health of the pet. Identify the “vital signs.” Be able to perform a physical exam and monitor their own animal.
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We Want All Our Loved Ones To Be Healthy
Have you ever gone to the veterinary clinic?
What does a veterinarian do when you take your pet in for its yearly appointment?
During a physical you look at all the body systems and how they are working
What is your over-all first impression? … of skin, muscle tone, movements, behavior, attitude?
Things a Veterinarian will need
Next, the veterinarian may take the
After the heart, respiratory rates, and temperature are measured, the animal is examined from head to toe.
If the animal is sick, the veterinarian may take samples of blood, urine, or feces
The last thing the veterinarian may do is give the vaccinations.
Resp: 10-14 bpm
HR: 28-40 bpm
Resp: 26-50 bpm
HR: 48-84 bpm
Resp: 16-34 bpm
HR: 70-80 bpm
Resp: 16-40 bpm
HR: 120-140 bpm
Resp: 18-34 bpm
Resp: 32-58 bpm
HR: 70-120 bpm
See data file, “Normal Reference Values.doc”