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How to Measure a Resting Respiratory Rate in a Dog

In this video, you will learn how to count your pet's resting respiratory rate (RRR). A normal dog's respiratory rate when resting or sleeping is quite low, less than 35 breaths in a minute. The RRR may increase when heart failure develops or with other breathing problems. You can provide useful information for your veterinarian by keeping a RRR diary and bringing it to your next appointment.

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