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How to take a cat's heart rate?

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by *ofLife, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. *ofLife

    *ofLife New Member

    Location:
    Madison-ish, WI
    Does anyone know the easiest way to measure a cat's heart rate? I know the average is 150-220, and I've been told to use the femoral artery, but its really difficult. Not an emergency or anything, just curious. My cat came home this morning with multiple minor injuries, but has been acting funny and is running a temp, so I figured I'd take his vitals (good practice for a newbie like me :p)
  2. VentMedic

    VentMedic New Member

    Place your hand or stethoscope where the heart beat is felt the strongest on the chest.
  3. Airwaygoddess

    Airwaygoddess New Member

    Location:
    The north country in Santa Barbara Ca.
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Basic
    kitties!

    I would practice listening to breath sounds on my old cat when I was a student!! ^_^
  4. Airwaygoddess

    Airwaygoddess New Member

    Location:
    The north country in Santa Barbara Ca.
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Basic
    Kitties to people!

    But of course I moved on to the poor victims of my friends and family!! :p
  5. wexlerk13

    wexlerk13 New Member

    Location:
    RI & MA
    you might want to try a carotid pulse as well
  6. JPINFV

    JPINFV Gadfly

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    Caturday thread?

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