Resting Heart Rates

Animal Resting Heart Rates

Species BPM
Cat 120-140
Chick 350-450
Chicken 250-300
Dairy Cow 48-84
Dog 70-120
Elephant 25-35
Goat 70-80
Guinea Pig 200-300
Hamster 300-600
Horse 28-40
Mouse 450-750
Ox 36-60
Pig 70-120
Rabbit 180-350
Rat 250-400
Rhesus monkey (anesthetized) 160-330
Sheep 70-80


  • Detweiler D.K. and Erickson H.H., Regulation of the Heart, in Dukes’ Physiology of Domestic Animals, 12th ed., Reece W.O., Ed. Copyright 2004 by Cornell University.
  • The Merck Veterinary Manual

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