What does slow respiration indicate?

alisandeJuly 26, 2009

As some of you know, my dog Angel is 16 years old. Twice today her breathing became very slow while she was sleeping. I timed it at 7 to 8 breaths per minute. That seems awfully slow to me. During another nap she breathed normally. I didn't count those breaths, but there were a lot more of them.

Does respiration this slow mean anything in particular?



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Just a deep sleep, as long as no drugs are on board. Mine breathe really slow when they are very deep too.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2009 at 6:22PM
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Oh, good. I'm glad to know that. Thanks, Meghane!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2009 at 6:24PM
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