Dogs run about 10 degrees hotter than humans, so do you think they regard us as the giant cold ones?

  • @[email protected]
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    422 months ago

    Dog body temp is ~101-102.5 F (some go as low as 99.5 F). If your dog is 10 degrees hotter than you, you either have hypothermia or they have a severe fever.

    We may be perceived as a little cooler than them but probably not “cold”.

    • @[email protected]
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      252 months ago

      For anyone else reading this that also doesn’t know F to C conversion like me…

      101F = 38.33333C

    • @NoRodent
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      2 months ago

      Oh dog, they meant Fathrenheits! I was thinking 10 degrees Celsius hotter, which sounded even more insane (that’s 18°F if my math is correct).

      Message to dear Americans: If you insists on using your freedom units, can you at least mark them properly? We have no way of knowing where you are from.

    • @SupraMario
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      42 months ago

      They’re dead 10 degrees hotter. That’s not even a high temp, that’s way past bringing them to the vet even

  • @TheDoozer
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    222 months ago

    The way my dog squeezes his body and face into my leg to fall asleep (wiener dog), I’d say no. Keep in mind, we’re still warmer than ambient temperature, so it’s not like we’re not pumping out heat.

      • @[email protected]
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        52 months ago

        I’m convinced this is why my cat lays on my feet, not that I’m complaining. Toasty kitty makes toasty toes.

    • @Langehund
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      32 months ago

      Our wiener dog does the same thing. She just aligns herself with the nook between my legs and torso when I’m on my side. For everyone who thinks a wiener dog couldn’t take up much space on a bed, you’re right technically, but if you try to create space she will take it back. Always end up on the edge.

  • zkfcfbzr
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    192 months ago

    Heat transfer works both ways - so if they feel you as cold then you’d feel them as warm. In my experience dogs usually don’t stand out to me as being particularly warm so I’d guess their fur is a good enough insulator to prevent much heat transfer during normal casual contact. It’s been a few months though, maybe I’ve just forgotten how warm the embrace of a dog is.

  • ALERT
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    62 months ago

    why would you measure temperature in Fucks?

  • southsamurai
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    62 months ago

    Nah, they huddle with us for warmth and comfort.

    But that’s a good shower thought :)

    Also, if you had ever had a cold dog nose poke at something while distracted or busy, you’d already know the answer lol.