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[FH] Heavy Breathing or Breaths Per Minutes? (was So Confused!)

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  • moonpye
    I am forwarding this to the group so Debbie can get more experienced answers about her kitty Aja and her breathing. Candace Message from Debbie: ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2009
      I am forwarding this to the group so Debbie can get more experienced
      answers about her kitty Aja and her breathing.

      Candace



      Message from Debbie:

      On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 10:59 AM, debbie.bendell <debbie.bendell@...>wrote:

      >
      > So the more important thing is how many breaths she's taking, rather
      > than how heavily she breathes? I will count her breaths tonight. Even
      > when she was in ER though, the problem was how heavily she was
      > breathing, not how fast.
      >
      > Debbie




      >
      >
      > > Debbie wrote: "Aja was breathing somewhat more deeply and heavily than
      > the
      > > others, but they don't have stuffy noses."
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Debbie,
      > >
      > > Are you counting Aja's breaths per minute?
      > >
      > > Count the rise and fall of Aja's side as one breath while Aja is at
      > rest or
      > > asleep.
      > >
      > > Count for 15 seconds then times by 4.
      > >
      > > The total breaths per minutes should be between 15- 30.
      > >
      > > Over 40 you need to call your vet. Lasix may need to be increased.
      > >
      > > Over 50 is an emergency.
      > >
      > >
      > > hth,
      > > Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar
      >


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