High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is blood pressure in blood vessels is consistently higher than normal. Blood pressure is measured in domestic animals if you suspect an underlying disease, if the animal is more than nine years or vision problems or blindness are presented. A careful physical exam that includes checking the heart, nervous system and kidneys along with a complete medical history will be made. It is measured in a manner similar to humans in the foreleg of the animal, or sometimes the tail. What causes high blood pressure? It occurs as a result of narrowing of the arteries and various underlying diseases such as hyperthyroidism, chronic renal failure, hypertension, Cushing's disease, diabetes, polycythemia, glomerular disease or chronic renal failure, which may also contribute to high blood pressure. Common symptoms and signs that indicate your dog or cat can have high blood pressure including blindness, eyes dilated, swollen kidneys, disorientation, weakness on one side of the body and legs, seizures, palpable thyroid gland, blood or protein in urine, heart murmur or hypertension. It affects dogs and cats.
To maintain the health of your pet, you should check blood pressure checked regularly by your veterinarian. If high blood pressure is caused by an underlying disease and not treated, the heart, kidneys, nervous system and eyes may be affected. Diagnosis of high blood pressure as an instrument standard blood-pressure is used to check the pressure. Blood pressure is measured in animals from three different blood – average systolic, diastolic and mean between them. Normal blood pressure of a dog or cat usually depends on the breed and age of the animal. For dogs, reading normal blood pressure is 147/83mm Hg while in cats is 160/100mm Hg.
Domestic animals become aroused very often when Blood pressure should be measured and taken an inaccurate reading. Consequently, your veterinarian can do a repeat blood pressure measurements to confirm the diagnosis. Additional tests such as x-rays, blood tests or ultrasound can also be ordered to determine the underlying cause of hypertension. Help for high blood pressure Your veterinarian will prescribe medications such as beta blockers or calcium channel blocker to treat high blood pressure. If blood pressure is extremely high, hospitalization may be required. Certain changes in the way of life for your pet can be recommended and these include a diet low in sodium and. Natural Remedies natural and holistic treatments have proven highly effective in balancing blood pressure in humans and domestic animals. Treatments such as. The herbal and homeopathic ingredients such as Crateagus oxycantha (Hawthorn), Arnica montana, Kalium Calcium phosphate and fluoride-containing cardiotonic features, support healthy blood pressure heart health and nervous system. With a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. I am confident that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.