The doctor observes the front of the neck for swelling and may gently manipulate the neck and palpate the front and side surfaces of the thyroid gland at the base of the neck, looking for nodules or tenderness.
The doctor will press (palpate) the affected lymph nodes to see if they are sore or tender, and search for an entry point for the infection, like a scratch or bite.
At approximately two months gestation, you've probably missed the window for your vet to be able to palpate, or feel, the pups in the uterus.
The doctor will take the child's temperature, gently palpate (touch) the skin over the parotid glands, and look inside the child's mouth.
A moderate contraction will palpate like the feel of the chin and an easy contraction feels like the end of the nose.