1. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human’s heart.
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The normal heart rate for a cat is 140 to 220 beats per minute. To take your cat’s heart rate, simply put your hand over your cat’s left side, behind the front leg, so you can feel their heart pulsing with your fingers. Then, count how many beats you feel in 15 seconds. Multiply that number by four to get your cat’s total beats per minute.