SRR is the number of breaths that your pet takes in one minute, while asleep. It is best measured
when your pet is at home, sleeping deeply. Normal SRR is less than 30 breaths per minute for dogs
How do you measure SRR?
1. Wait until your pet is sleeping restfully.
2. Count how many breaths he/she takes in 60 seconds. (One breath = chest moving in and out
It may be helpful to have a timer set to go off after 60 seconds, or a helper to watch the clock for you. Record the number in a diary or on the page attached.
Alternatively, it is possible to use an app on your smartphone to simplify the process. The Cardalis app is one designed especially for this purpose. This app is available to download free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play. It is very simple to use, but if you need help to get started, we will be happy to advise.
Recording SRR when your pet is awake will make it less reliable.