I'm no expert on heart, but isn't 36-40 breaths per minute on the high side for normal? May was above that and labored when she was in chf. But when she's awake now, I consider 36 high. Usually she's around 29-33 waking, and lower sleeping.
I know different cats are different, but just thought I'd ask.
I hope Moe is doing well tonight!
-Lee and May
--- On Sat, 7/14/12, Laurie Stead <kittykatwhiskas@...> wrote:
I was basically going to give the same advice as Lyn. I would never change meds without speaking to the cardiologist first.
-- On Sat, 7/14/12, elfinmyst@... <elfinmyst@...> wrote:
I don't want to worry you but Trixi's only sign of heart failure (she had a heart attack) was deeper breathing. Her breaths were pulling in her chest muscles. If there is any change like that I would go to the vet for advice or at least ring them. I wouldn't increase the atenolol, he is on the normal dose and his blood pressure may drop too low which is dangerous.
I would contact his vet today.