Merck Manual

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Normal Feline Physiologic Values

Normal Feline Physiologic Values

Body temperature (average)

101.5°F (38.6°C)

Heart rate

120 to 140 beats per minute

Respiratory rate (at rest)

16 to 40 breaths per minute

Average life span

12 to 20 years (depends on health care, behavior, diet, genetics, and other factors)