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Cat's heart rate question.

Species: Cat
Breed:
Age: Less than 3 mon
Does the heart-rate depend on the age of the cats?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Heart rate really depends on the size of the animal. The smaller the animal, the faster the heart rate.

So, in that sense then yes, a kitten would have a faster heart rate.

As a cat gets older, if they get a problem such as hyperthyroidism or a blood pressure problem then the heart rate can go up as well.

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