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What is normal heart rate for cats at home?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by stockwellcat., May 27, 2017.

  1. stockwellcat.

    stockwellcat. Banned

    Jun 5, 2015
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    Stacey has HCM and I do her breathing rate a couple of times a week which has been between 20 and 28 which is in the normal range. Occasionally I do her heart rate (once or twice a month) when she is alseep or resting and have noticed this is around 124 beats per minute (31 beats counted over 15 seconds x 4) to 136 beats per minute (34 beats counted over 15 seconds x 4) - the vet records it in clinic at around 185 to 200 sometimes 240. Does anyone know is it normal for a cats heart rate to be slower at home at rest or asleep?

    Apart from this she has been absolutely fine sleeping, chatting to the birds when the land in the garden, playing occasionally and eating and toileting fine.
  2. TallulahCat

    TallulahCat PetForums VIP

    Dec 31, 2015
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    Apparently a normal rate is 140-220, so Stacey's sounds pretty good. You would expect it to be much higher at the vets than at home, as anxiety increases the heart rate. Activity also increases the heart rate, so when she's resting it should be at the lower end, and lower still whilst asleep.
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