Did you know that high blood pressure is a serious problem in both cats and dogs. Just like people it can be a silent killer. There are no clinical signs to warn you that your pet has high blood pressure but if it is not dealt with it can cause damage to your pet’s kidneys, eyes and heart. Monitoring a pet’s blood pressure is easy and non-painful, and only takes about10 minutes.
If you have a cat who is 10 or older or a dog who is 8 or older, you should have your pet’s blood pressure checked on an annual basis.
We also use blood pressure as a routine measurement during all our surgeries. This is a vital measurement to help us ensure we are keeping our patients healthy while they are under anesthetic.