How long does a dog have to be dead before rigor mortis accurs?

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How long does a dog have to be dead before rigor mortis accurs?

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The severity of rigor mortis can be used to estimate a time of death. Shortly after dying, the muscles lose their permeability of calcium ions in the muscles and the muscles as a result stiffen. It can take a few hours for rigor mortis to fully set in.

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