How to calculate sleeping respiratory rates
When an animal develops heart failure fluid can build up in or around their lungs. We know that an early sign of this fluid build-up is an elevation in breathing rate (due to the fluid in/around the lungs reducing how much oxygen your pet can take in with each breath). It has been shown in multiple scientific studies that counting breathing rates at home can be used as an early indication of this fluid build-up. Breathing rates will help you decide when your pet needs veterinary attention. This factsheet tells you how to monitor your pet’s breathing rate and what you should do if you are concerned.