High blood pressure affects pets too

June 23, 2014

High blood pressure affects pets, too

(Brent Davis)

High blood pressure affects dogs and cats, writes veterinarian Michael Watts, but measuring a pet’s blood pressure is more complicated than in humans. High blood pressure in pets generally indicates an underlying problem such as heart or kidney disease, according to Dr. Watts. Treatment is available and is necessary to prevent other health problems. Star-Exponent (Culpeper, Va.) (6/22)