A cat’s pulse will help you determine if your cat is really sick.
If you think your cat is sick but aren’t quite sure if it’s time to take her to the veterinarian, checking her heartbeat may give you the deciding piece of evidence. Taking a cat’s pulse is easy, if you know where to press.
Gently place your fingers on the inside of one of her hind legs. In the exact spot where the leg connect with the body. Count the pulses for 15 seconds, then multiply the number by four to get the correct number of heartbeats per minute.
Cat’s heartbeats vary greatly, and any number of beats between 100 and 180 per minute is normal. Below 100 of above 180 indicates something is wrong with your cat and it’s time to go to the vet.
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