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Checking a Pets Vital Statistics, Pulse and Heart Rate Should be:
Normal resting rates:
Cats: 150-200 bpm
Small dogs: 90-120 bpm
Medium dogs: 70-110 bpm
Large dogs: 60-90 bpm
Pulse should be strong, regular and easy to locate.
Checking the pulse:
The easiest place to locate a pulse is the femoral artery in the groin area. Place your fingers on the inside of the hind leg and slide your hand upward until the back of your fingers touches the abdomen. Gently move your fingers back and forth on the inside of the hind leg until you feel the pulsing blood. Count the number of pulses in 15 seconds and multiply that number by 4. This will give you the beats per minute (bpm).
The video illustrates this rather well too.
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Normal temp. for dogs and cats: 100-102.5 degrees
ThriftyPetSupply has found that with pets increasingly being treated like a member of the family, many owners are learning emergency techniques like CPR to keep a pet alive before bringing it to a veterinarian. ThriftyPetSupply hopes that you have found this to be useful and educational. This just may save your pets life or the life of someone else’s pet in the future.
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