What is the normal respiratory rate for a dog?
The average daily respiratory rate for healthy dogs typically falls within the range of 14-20 breaths per minute.
When should I be concerned about my dog’s breathing?
During rest, a dog’s respiration should exhibit a pattern of slow, steady, and deep breaths. However, factors such as exercise, stress, anxiety, and pain can cause variations. Exercise induces an increased respiratory rate to meet heightened oxygen demands in the muscles.
Is there a certain dog breed that should be monitoring their respiration closer than others?
Certain breeds, particularly those with shorter noses such as Bulldogs and Pugs prone to airway obstruction disease (BAOS), and breeds with an elevated risk of heart disease like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, warrant vigilant monitoring for respiratory rate abnormalities.
What does the low/high respiratory rate on the PetPace app mean?
Utilizing the PetPace app, individual respiratory readings and a daily average are displayed. The app features an arrow next to the daily average, indicating changes from the previous day. By comparing your dog’s daily average to a normal range derived from data collected from hundreds of healthy dogs, as well as against its own baseline, you can effectively identify any deviations.