Cardiac Patient Care
|Caring for your cardiac pet can be a challenge. The links below are designed to provide you with information and guidance on keeping your cardiac pet healthier longer. |
Feeding the Cardiac Patient
Counting Resting Respiration Rates (RR)
Respiration rates (breathing rates) are a critical piece of information you can provide us over the phone. Changes in these rates assist the cardiologist in treating your pet's heart disease.
When you count the rates, it is important your pet is resting quietly or sleeping. When your pet's chest rises and falls, that is one breath. Count that for fifteen (15) seconds and multiply by four (4). This will give you your pet's RR per minute.
Resting Respiratory Rate Apps
For smart phone users, there is an app designed with you in mind.
This app to:
Track your pet's RRR
Compare RRR over time
You can call us with the rates OR the rates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you email the results, please be sure the information contains your last name, pet name, a phone number to reach you at and a summary of how your pet is doing.
This app can be downloaded from the Google play store or iTunes.
Royal Canin Early Cardiac Diet
The diet is palatable, usually liked by even the most finicky eaters. And, because Royal Canin stands behind there products, if your pet will not eat the diet you can return it for a full refund.