Pet Illnesses

High Blood Pressure

Just like people, dogs and cats suffer from high blood pressure.

Causes

Complications

Diagnosis

Because pets come in all shapes and sizes, traditional blood pressure machines for humans don't work too well. One of the more accurate methods is to use the Parkes Doppler blood pressure recording machine on one of the forelegs. BHVG uses this machine to monitor all of their anaesthetics to detect any drop in blood pressure during an operation. 

Treatment

Depending in the underlying cause, treatment varies. We use drugs to lower the blood pressure e.g. Norvasc while addressing the underlying cause of the hypertension.

Prevention

We perform Senior Pet Health checks on our older patients. Part of this programme involves running blood and urine tests, and measuring a pet's blood pressure.

See also...
Senior Pet Health Checks