As part of a health examination, we now offer blood pressure measurements. High blood pressure is particularly common in cats. Early identification and management prevents many other problems.

In human medicine measurement of blood pressure is a routine component of any health check. However until recently technical difficulties have mad blood pressure measurement difficult in cats and dogs.

Studies have shown that blood pressure management is a very important component of many disease states especially in cats. Pets with kidney disease, heart disease and thyroid disease all need to have BP managed effectively. Regular BP checks are now an important part of health management of older cats.

We use this equipment every day now, not only in cast but also dogs. It is useful in helping manage some disease but also in critical care of trauma patients and the seriously ill. It enables us to continue to improve the level of care we provide your pets.