Emergency Dog Health Care How to Tell if Your Dog Is Sick
Hi I'm Adrienne Mulligan of Camp VerdeVeterinary in Arizona and I'm here today to talk to you about taking vital statisticson your dog on behalf of expertvillage . There will be times when you wonder if youdog is sick or if your dog is in a emergency crisis and whether or not if you should berunning to the vet. A couple of things that I wanted to sort of debunked are myths abouthow to tell if a dog is healthy. One this is whether there nose is moist or dry andwell it may be true but if your dog has a dry nose he may be sick but, it doesn't meanthat every time his nose is dry that he is sick because his nose moisture would comeand go based on the outside humidity, on the
outside dryness. On to your tear productionon his part cause tear production if lets say if he got a runny eye because he got allergiesthat could make his nose more wet. So that is not a real reliable indicator but heartrate, temperature, and respiratory rate are all three things that are very important plusthe color of there gums. That is very important. When you call a veterinarian he may ask youto tell him if your dog has a temperature or if there gums are pale so these are thingsyou want to know how to check. When you check a dogs gums you want to lift the lips andlook at the color of his pink under his lip and above his teeth and that is a nice pinkcolor he is probably in good shape. If it
is to dark, to blue, to red, brick red, orto white, then your dog is probably in series trouble. That is the first thing to look at.The next thing is to try to check a pulse. You can just place your hand against the sideof a dogs chest and then if you feel that right behind the elbow so if you locate theelbow and press your fingers against the ribs right at the point you can feel the heartbeat. Then you can take a watch and count that heartbeat. Sit down. Sit. You could countthat heartbeat for 15 seconds and then multiply that by four. So a typical dogs heart rateis about 120 beats per minute. So I'm counting his and he is right about 120 beats per minute.Then I'm going to try to take a temperature.
You could buy these at any WalMart or anybasic drug store and you want to lubricate it. It is a good idea to use some KY jellyor some Vaseline and lubricate it and lift there tail. Insert it just barely into thereanus. It doesn't have to go very far. Turn the button on to beep and it would take abouta minute before it would beep and tell you what the temperature is.
Is Your Red The Same as My Red
Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. This appears blue. This appears yellow.And this appears green. Those of us with normal color vision can probably agree.But that doesn't change the fact that color is an illusion. Color, as we know it, does not exist in theoutside world, beyond us, like gravity or protons do. Instead, color is created insideour heads. Our brains convert a certain range of the electromagnetic spectrum into color.I can measure the wavelength of radiation, but I can't measure or observethe experience of a color inside your mind. So, how do I know that when you and me lookat a strawberry, and, in my brain, this perception
occurs, which I call quot;red,quot; that, in yourbrain, a perception like this doesn't occur, which you have, of course, also learned tocall red. We both call it red. We communicate effectively and walk away, never knowing justhow different each of our internal experiences really were. Of course, we already know that not everybodysees color in exactly the same way. One example would be color blindness. But we can diagnoseand discuss these differences because people with the conditions fail to see things that most of us can. Conceivably though, there could be ways ofseeing that we use that cause colors to look
differently in different people's minds, withoutaltering their performances on any tests we could come up with. Of course, if that were the case, wouldn'tsome people think other colors look better than othersé Or that some colors were morecomplimentary of othersé Well, yeah, but doesn't that already happené This matters because it shows how fundamentally,in terms of our perceptions, we are all alone in our minds. Let's say I met an alien from a far away solarsystem who, lucky enough, could speak English,
but had never, and could never, feel pain.I could explain to the alien that pain is sent through A delta and C fibers to the spinalchord. The alien could learn every single cell and pathway and process and chemicalinvolved in the feeling of pain. The alien could pass a biology exam about pain andbelieve that pain, to us, generally is a bad thing. But no matter how much he learned, the alienwould never actually feel pain. Philosophers call these ineffable, raw feelings quot;Qualia.quot;And our inability to connect physical phenomenon to these raw feelings, our inability to explainand share our own internal qualia is known
as the quot;Explanatory Gap.quot; This gap is confrontedwhen describing color to someone who's been blind their entire life. Tommy Edison has never been able to see.He has a YouTube channel where he describes what being blind is like. It's an amazing channel.In one tutorial he talks about colors and how strange and foreign of a concept it seemsto him. Sighted people try to explain, for instance, that red is quot;hot,quot; and blue is quot;cold.quot;But to someone who has never seen a single color, that just seems weird. And, as he explains,it has never caused him to finally see a color. Some philosophers, like Daniel Dennett, arguethat qualia may be private and ineffable simply
because of a failure of our own language,not because they are necessarily always going to be impossible to share. There may be an alien race that communicatesin a language that causes colors to appear in your brain without your retina having tobe involved at all. Or without you having to have ever needed to actually see the coloryourself. Perhaps, even in English, he says, given millions and billions of words usedin just the right way, it may be possible to adequately describe a color such that ablind person could see it for the first time. Or you could figure out that, onceandforall,yes or no, in fact, you and your friend