Breathing really fast

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  1. Nada

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    My cat's breatging rate is 68, his eyelids are a little open and his pupils are pin pricks. When I call for him they dilate again.
    His BGL is 402 so it's not hypoglycemia.
    Does anyone know if that's normal? Because I'm really worried.
    He's not regulated yet.
     
  2. Tracey&Jones

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    I would not say that is normal. Is he struggling to breathe - are his sides moving really deep.

    Have you done any testing for keytones?
     
  3. Nada

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    Not breathing too deap.
    And he isn't struggling to breathe. I check for ketones in his urine daily and no, there is none.
    I went from 2 units to 1.5 because he had rebound hypoglycemia and then increased to 2 units again because he was getting worse. You can check the SS.
     
  4. Tracey&Jones

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    Great on the keytones.

    Is he sitting still right now? If he is - count how many times his sides moves out and in. So one movement out and in counts as one. Count how many of those you get in a minute.

    How is he otherwise?

    I will take a look at your spreadsheet.
     
  5. Tracey&Jones

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    I would stick to the 2u for now. Looks like he bounced from that yellow during the afternoon today.

    I am not seeing a hypo number in his SS, which day was the event?
     
  6. Nada

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    I fed him a little and his rate dropped to 30. He's laying down right now. Don't know if I was overreacting, but I really panicked.

    The low numbers you'll find in 17th February. He hit 70 and 60
     
  7. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    You want to take the respiration rate when they are resting. I tested when kitty was snoozing. But not when dreaming. So many things like stress, being at vet's, etc. Can elevate the respiration rate. Below 30 is good.
     
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  8. Nada

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    He does nothing but rest. I hope he starts getting better soon.

    Thank you all for your help!
     
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