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Normal dog temperature
99-103 degrees
Pulse in dogs (big and small)
Big: 60-100, Small: 100-140
Normal respiration rate in a dog
10 - 35 breaths a min (average 24 breaths per mi)
HEENT
Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat
Abacterial
No presence of bacteria in it
Abdominal breathing
Uses the muscles in the wall of the abdomen to move air into the lungs and pump it back out. Normally an indicator of some type of respiratory condition or infection.
Abdominal cavity
Area between the diaphragm and the pelvis.
Peritoneal cavity
Another name for abdominal cavity
Abdominal effusion
A condition in which fluid collects around the vital organs located inside the abdomen. A side effect of liver disease or heart disease. Certain bacterial infections can also be a cause, as can certain types of cancer. Animal will likely have an extremely bloated midsection.
Abdominocentesis
A procedure in which a needle is inserted into the abdomen of the animal to remove fluid. In most cases it is used to make a diagnosis of some sort in a sick animal.
Abduct
The movement of something away from the animal's midsection.
Abiotrophy
The loss of use of an organ in particular. Usually a progressive condition and is inheritable. May occur in an organ, a tissue, or even the nervous system.
Ablactate
To take off of the teat or to stop from nursing; to wean an animal off of its mother's milk.
Ablate (ablation)
To completely take something out of something else. Verb is removal of a particular body part by cutting it out.
Abomasopexy
The surgical procedure of attaching the fourth stomach compartment to the abdominal wall.
Abomasums
In animals, the fourth of several stomach compartments. Also referred to as the true or real stomach.