Researchers took the same technology that is normally used to track goods in a warehouse and used it to measure vital signs such as breathing and pulse in small animals including turtles, fish, and birds. The technique avoids having to shave, sedate, and generally stress out small pets and lab animals for basic veterinary care. Watch the video to learn more. By Sarah CrespiFeb. 13, 2019 , 2:00 PM How do you take a hamster’s pulse?