Product Type: Pet-Temp cat accessories
Newest Review: ... is digital which is one of its features and it is curved to make for simple holding which is always good. This thermometer comes wi... more
I can now take my favourite pet's temperature at home!
Pet-Temp Instant Ear Thermometer
Member Name: katykicker
Pet-Temp Instant Ear Thermometer
Advantages: Easy to use, quick, simple to understand, sterile caps readily available.
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive but worth it really!
We have a cat, who we love millions and we like to try and ensure that she is as looked after as possible. She is basically a member of our family and we try and take care of her the same way we would a child if we were looking after them. We make sure she has nutritional food she likes, comfortable beds to sleep in, nice litter to do her business on and anything else that her heart can desire. We have had to take her to the vets a few times recently because she has some health problems and it is while browsing some items for sale at the vets surgery that I suddenly realised that we did not have a thermometer for her. This was the brand that was on offer at the vets and this is an in ear digital thermometer. The price that I paid was £54.25 which I felt was money well spent as soon as I had it in my bag!
This thermometer is digital which is one of its features and it is curved to make for simple holding which is always good. This thermometer comes within a case that keeps it protected from damage and also clean. The shape of this thermometer means it will go in to my cats ear with no problems and my cat does not seem to be annoyed by this much at all. My cat is quite placid though and trusts me completely so will sit through vaccinations at the vets or tests with basically no movement or noise at all. Similarly she will let me check her temperature any time I want to without any fuss. If I am needing to check her temperature I will usually do this after her daily brush as I have trained her to know that if she sits with me in the bathroom for long enough that she will get two cat treats at the end of her brushing.
The thermometer is very simple to use and takes literally seconds to use. There are caps within the box that are sterile and one should be place on the end of the thermometer before it is used. It then needs to be put in to my cats ear and it will flash up instantly with an accurate temperature. The display is very simple to use and I have no problems understanding my cats temperature straight away.
Overall I have found this thermometer very simple to use. I have an ample supply of sterile caps at the moment and I can see that these are quite widely available on the internet anyway. I love knowing that this is clean and safe for me to use on my favourite ever pet. I like knowing that I can quickly check my cats temperature if I am worrying about anything and that I can then store this back in its protective case after use. My cat will stay still quite easily when I take her temperature but I am able to have one hand free when using this just in case I need to hold her.
I check the temperature of my cat regularly, at least once a week normally and this helps me to feel relieved that she is nice and healthy inside as cats are sometimes prone to keeping quiet when they are not feeling well.
I am almost at the point where I need to purchase some new sterile tops for my thermometer and I can get 40 for around £10.00 online which is reasonable enough to ensure my favourite pet is kept healthy and looked after. 38 or 39 is a healthy temperature for my cat, as advised by my local vet, so I always ensure that her temperature is around this. So far I have had no problems with her temperature dropping or rising too much but if I did I would be able to take her to the vet quickly rather than wondering if she is not feeling well and potentially wasting time.
I feel confident having this in the house that I am doing all I can to look after my cat and this is worth every penny of the price tag.
Summary: A fantastic pet temperature that helps to put my mind at ease if my cat appears to be unwell.