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Cardiac Auscultation

Normal

Listen to the cardiac sounds from this cat.  Notice that the heart rate is rapid at the start and it is dificult to distinguish separate S1 and S2 heart sounds.  As the heart rate slows you can then distinguish between S1 and S2.

What are the approximate beginning and ending heart rates for this cat?

Respiratory Auscultation

Purring Cat - Ever try to auscult a calm cat that is in a good mood.  This is about all that you hear!!!

Abdominal Auscultation