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Old 03-01-2011, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
Nancy
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Default Re: Normal pulse/heart rate?

Heart rate 180-280 per minute
Respiration 25-50 per minute
Body Temperature 36 -37.4 C but I think it is actually higher than that.

A bit of spot heating might help even though he feels warm. If his body functions are slowed, his body temperature will drop so the heating pad will keep him warm. Put a thermometer right on top of the heating pad so you know what the temperature is. It can get very warm and if so, add more towels on top of the heating pad. I usually aim for about 85F. I've had ones at the vet who felt toasty warm but their body temp was low.

Keeping him in my prayers. Hugs
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