Pet-Temp Instant Pet Ear Thermometer

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Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Small Pet TypeChinchilla, Rabbit, Ferret, Guinea Pig
MaterialPlasticPlasticAluminum, Metal
Health FeatureWeight ManagementFirst Aid

About This Item

  • Quick and efficient thermometer can read your pet’s temperature in just one second.
  • Used and recommended by veterinarians.
  • Helps you monitor your furry friend’s temperature, so you can keep her healthy.
  • A much easier alternative to rectal thermometers.
  • Suitable for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas and guinea pigs.

Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

What is the accuracy of this thermometer when used on a dog? e.g., what is the variation? Accuracy is + or - how many degrees off?
Answer by ChewyNov 08, 2019
Accuracy is tested by using a device with a known temperature. The manufacturer uses a reference body that allows them to calibrate within ASTM standards of plus or minus 0.2 degree Celsius. It will read the ear temperature of plus or minus 0.2 degree Celsius (or 0.3 degree Fahrenheit). The thermometer tip must be pointed at the horizontal canal in the dog or cats ear. The horizontal canal is the heat pocket that needs to be measured. This is accomplished by pulling the outside ear and pushing the tip so it’s snug in the ear while pointing towards the opposite jaw. If the tip is just put slightly into the ear, the temperature will read low because the vertical canal is cooled by ambient air.

What size battery does this thermometer use? Is it easy to change the battery?
Answer by ChewyNov 08, 2019
This thermometer utilizes a coin battery with a lifetime of approximately 5 years. It must to be sent to the manufacturer to have the battery changed.

Can you use for cats
Answer by ChewyDec 18, 2019
This thermometer is suitable for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas and guinea pigs.

Can I use this thermometer on my puppy or is this to be used on dogs in their adult stage?
Answer by ChewyOct 02, 2019
This ear thermometer can be used for all life stages of pets.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Krissy on Oct 25, 2022

Worked well while it lasted

This worked well for a few months then it became so unreliable. I get very low and extremely different readings just seconds apart now. It was a lifesaver while it did work as I cannot get a rectal reading on my wiggly cat for the life of me. Her ears were warm one day along with other symptoms and I easily checked her temperature with this thermometer and found that she had a fever. Was able to get her into the vet before she got worse. Easy to use product. Just wish it lasted longer. Had it less than a year.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kitten on Apr 25, 2022

Don't waste your time

I read the reviews and I still took my chances. The batteries came dead, so it does not work....and you can not replace them. Now I have to figure out how to return the item. What a waste of my time!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jacquie on Apr 22, 2022

Inconsistent Readings

I get different reads every time I use this device. Not reliable.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Audee on Feb 15, 2022

Fast and Accurate

Checked it against a rectal thermometer and it's accurate. Very easy to operate.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Puppylove on Sep 1, 2021

Pretty good

It works ok but you cannot get the previous reading as it says you can. At least when I try to pull it up, it shows "Lo" and will not give me another number for comparison. Also it is a little harder to get the covers on the tip without ripping them. Be very gentle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Puggle on Apr 4, 2021

Fast and Accurate Temp Reading

My older dog had been running fevers for several months off and on. I didn't want to give him vet recommended prescription unless I was sure about the level of his fever. This thermometer got him through a rough time. Very accurate only a couple of seconds and it reads the temperature. So much better than a rector one.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By downonthefarm on Apr 8, 2021

Doesn't Work.

I was so excited to order a non-rectal thermometer to keep tabs on my dogs and cat, but this product doesn't work. No matter how many times I tried or different angles I attempted, it kept giving me error messages.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Brian on Jan 12, 2021

Waste of money

The battery died in under a month and it cannot be replaced unless you send it to the manufacturer. Who thought this was a good idea?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Springs on Jul 25, 2020

very disappointed

very disappointed, I can't even get the unit to register the same temperature on the same animal checking just minutes apart. and I mean off by several degrees. I tried checking 3 times and going for an average but that doesn't help when I know I have a sick kitten I need a dependable unit, this one sure isn't. Also when I first received the unit it already had a cover sleeve on the ear piece and the was a temperature recorded in the Memory almost like it had been "tested before". I was expecting a unit that would work so I wouldn't have to keep using rectal thermometers especially on the kittens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Theresa on Sep 27, 2020

It;s great !!!

I bought this for my cat because it is extremely difficult to take their temps. My cat allowed me to use this with no upset to him. Terrific product.