WHAT IS PULSE?
WHAT’S THE NORMAL RANGE?
WHAT IF MY DOG OR CAT’S PULSE IS NOT IN THIS RANGE?
Depending on activity or environmental temperatures, persistent high or low pulse rates may be associated with numerous medical and behavioral conditions. In addition, certain dog and cat breeds are prone to specific disorders that result in altered pulse rates, for example:
- Boxer – Boxer Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – Mitral Valve Disease (MVD, MMVD,MR, CVHD, DMVD, DVD)
- Irish Wolfhound – Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib)
- Doberman Pinscher – Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
- Maine coon, Ragdoll – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
HOW CAN PETPACE HELP?