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  • mmayer11@aol.com
    That s a perfect count! You can also join another yahoo group I belong to that will answer all such questions in detail, the members are wonderful.... here s
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      That's a perfect count!

      You can also join another yahoo group I belong to that will answer all such questions in detail, the members are wonderful....

      here's the name:



      feline-heart@yahoogroups.com,

      HUGS...and please give Sheba a gentle hug or two for me.


      Marianna




      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jordan Salim <thegapgal@...>
      To: mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>
      Sent: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 12:11 pm
      Subject: Re: Breaths


      Great info Marianna - thanks!!!


      Sheba does purr a lot!! Sometimes the vets cannot even hear her heart because she purrs so much. Another vet told me her heart rate increases when see sees me. As I write this right now she is snuggling next to me purring up a storm.


      We just love being together!!


      Anyway, I am still trying to get a handle on her RRR so that when she does have issues I have a good handle on her baseline. All that said, I think I got her a 8 breaths per 15 sec (32/min) lying down relaxing and a 7 breaths (28/min) actually sleeping.


      J

      Sent from my iPad

      On Aug 25, 2012, at 6:43 AM, mmayer11@... wrote:




      Jordan,
      Is Sheba sleeping and purring at the same time? Or is she awake? Breathing rate can be much higher while awake.
      Increased inhale/exhale in sleep can be a sign of heart trouble...resting breaths should be 20--35 generally. But it can be signs of other issues besides heart...i.e. lungs, pain, etc.
      See below these two links for respiratory clues...



      http://www.cathelp-online.com/emergency/vitals.php

      http://tinyurl.com/ywk77n

      Also tips to checking

      How to check your cat's pulse/heartbeat:

      To check the pulse, feel for the femoral artery which is located close to the surface on the inside of the thigh at the groin.
      I found it difficult to find the femoral artery to check the pulse, another method which I found much easier was to feel the heartbeat. To do this press against the rib cage over the heart. With the cat standing, feel the pulse just behind the elbow.

      Either way, count the number of beats in 15 seconds & then multiply by 4 to get the total number per minute.

      Respiration
      Around 20 - 30 breaths per minute in a cat at rest.
      ***How to check your cat's respiration:
      One respiration is an inhalation & exhalation. To check the respiration rate count how many times the chest rises & falls in a 15 second period. Remember, one rise & fall = one respiration. Multiply the figure by 4 to get the total respiration rate per minute.

      Hope this helps.

      Marianna




      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jordan Salim <thegapgal@...>
      To: mmayer11 <mmayer11@...>
      Sent: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 6:47 am
      Subject: Breaths


      Marianna,

      Two questions for you :

      1) How much would breaths increase upon purring??
      2). Is it possible that increased breaths are due to the heart condition but is
      undetectable because a kitty is purring during an episode??

      Can or does this happen ever??

      Thanks,
      Jordan and Sheba

      Sent from my iPad







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