Castle Vets can offer blood pressure monitoring to cats as part of their routine health care, by appointment.
We recommend that any cat over the age of 7 years old is tested once a year, to make sure they do not have hypertension. In healthy cats this will be a record of what is normal for them and offers the possibility of detecting hypertension early.
Monitoring blood pressure in cats is a non-invasive and relatively straightforward procedure that can be carried out by a vet or a veterinary nurse at the practice. The procedure is very similar to human blood pressure testing and is measured with an instrument called a sphygmomanometer.
Castle Vets offer annual blood pressure monitoring tests which can be booked as an outpatient appointment with a qualified veterinary nurse and performed while you wait; this usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Symptoms of high blood pressure in cats include:
- behavioural changes
- heart murmurs
If you are at all concerned about your cat’s health, please book him or her in to see a vet, rather than a veterinary nurse.