Project Discipline: Veterinary Science
Ages: All ages, dependent on child!
Difficulty level: Medium (depends on your "patient")
Supplies needed: A dog, cat or human "patient"
Today, Kodiak 4-H veterinary leader and local veterinarian, Dr. Iacobucci, would like to challenge all of our Alaska 4-H'ers and friends to find a patient and take their heart rate. With the help of her vet assistants and the cooperation of her patient, Dr. Iacobucci demonstrates in the video below how to take the heart rate of a dog without a stethoscope, and notes that the same technique can be applied to cats. She also demonstrates how to take the heart rate of a person, in the event you are stuck at home without any furry friends!
1/14/2022 05:44:18 pm
It's awesome that this article talked about how to take a dog's heart rate without a stethoscope, and how to take a cat's heart rate without a stethoscope. I'm glad that you explain it thoroughly and now it makes more sense. You did a great job of explaining veterinarians.
3/9/2022 06:21:31 pm
I like what you said about practicing taking vitals at home. I want to be able to detect tachychardias correctly. I'll have to order a stethoscope for home.
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