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Feature August 2019 Issue

Your Cat’s Vital Signs

Watch the movement of your catís abdomen and chest wall while she is standing. Thatís how you can learn her†respiratory rate.

Your Cat’s Vital Signs

Temperature, pulse rate, and respiratory rate give clues to health status but are not definitive.

Your cat doesnít seem herself, but youíre not sure if itís just a mood or passing illness or whether she needs to be taken to the veterinarian. One way to help you make a decision is to learn her vital signs, that is, her body temperature, pulse rate, and respiratory rate.

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