Blood Pressure

At our hospitals we are able to monitor your pet’s blood pressure to control the serious effects of hypertension.

  • Hypertension is a common problem in pets related to a variety of conditions.
  • Pets with renal (kidney) and cardiac disease and cats with hyperthyroid disease are often diagnosed with hypertension.
  • Just like in people, hyper- tension can lead to serious medical problems.
  • An increase in your pet’s blood pressure affects many organs, particularly the liver, eyes, kidneys and heart.
  • When blood pressure is abnormally high, blood vessel damage can occur.
    These damaged blood vessels will bleed, cause clots, fluid buildup and tissue death.