An ideal sleeping respiratory rate is under 30 breaths per minute.
If your pet is breathing less than 30 breaths per minute, it is unlikely that any fluids are developing because of heart disease.
If your pet’s resting respiratory rate exceeds 30 breaths per minute, don’t panic. You can repeat the measurement, ensuring all external factors and variables are well controlled.
Factors that may affect your pet’s resting respiratory rate:
If, upon measuring your pet’s resting respiratory rate a second time, their breathing rate returns to under 30, the one-off high rate was likely caused by external factors such as those mentioned above.