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Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

PetPace collar is a specialized device that makes it possible to detect HRV; it is impossible to consistently and accurately monitor a dog’s HRV without such advanced technology.

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What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)? 

HRV is a statistical analysis of the small variations in time intervals between heartbeats. Several HRV indexes were developed and accepted, representing different statistical formulas to analyze daily pulse data. 

What’s the best way to monitor your dog’s HRV?

Previously, measurement of HRV required Holter monitoring, which precluded widespread use in veterinary medicine. However, with the introduction of the PetPace collar, continuous, and near-real-time collection and analysis of HRV has become a reality. This ability is a major step forward in the development of preventive medicine and remote health monitoring.

HRV is a measurement of how the amount of time between heartbeats fluctuates. These variations are very small, adding or deducting a fraction of a second between beats. It is impossible to detect HRV except with specialized devices like the PetPace collar.

What does it mean if my dog has high/ low HRV levels?

HRV is a completely normal occurrence. High HRV is usually associated with a good fitness level and a healthy heart and nervous system. Low HRV can be associated with a wide range of diseases, pain, stress, and obesity.

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