I should clarify that this rate is for a cat at rest. They often
breathe much faster when they are active, sniffing the air, purring,
excited, etc. I always take Morag's rate when she's sleeping. She
likes sleeping in a little basket near the computer and once I know
she's settled down I take her respiration rate. I do this about 2-3
times a day.
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> Average is 15-30 breaths/min, but the best thing to do is to get
> used to your own cat's breathing pattern and rate when you know
> lungs are clear. But 22 is good. I read somewhere that if they
> start to go above 30 you probably want to give the vet a call.