Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hypertension Owner Factsheet

Hypertension (high blood pressure) has long been known to be a problem in people and is being increasingly recognised in pets. Hypertension is very common in older people and is often associated with smoking, or with stressful living. In animals, hypertension is almost always caused by an underlying disease.

What is blood pressure?

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What causes hypertension?

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Why does hypertension cause problems?

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What signs does hypertension cause?

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How will my vet know my cat has hypertension?

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How is blood pressure measured?

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What is the normal blood pressure range for a cat?

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Can hypertension be treated?

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Will my cat get better?

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