<1 Normal Vital Signs for Dogs and Cats

walker valley vet

P O box 360
walker valley, NY 12588

(845)744-8605

www.walkervalleyvet.com

Normal Vital Signs  

Temperature - use a digital thermometer to take a rectal temperature 

Heart Rate/Pulse - put your hand over the left chest up close to under the left front leg. Count the beats for 15 seconds and then multiply by 4

Respiratory Rate -   count breaths for 30 seconds and then multiply by 2

DOGS

Temp  100 - 102.5

Heart Rate/Pulse  (at rest)  in beats per minute

90 - 120     small dog

80 - 110    medium dog

70 - 100     large dog

Respiratory rate  18-24 breaths per minute

CATS

Temp   100 - 102.5

Heart Rate  130 - 180  (at rest) in beats per minute

Respiratory Rate  20 - 30  breaths per minute