Hypertension

Hypertension

The pet has an abnormally high blood pressure, this can be a chronic problem. Hypertension can affect different parts of the cat or dog's body, such as the kidneys, heart, and nervous system. When noticed, it is important to visit a veterinarian to determine the cause of the hypertension.

How to Recognize

Seizures, weakness, disorientation, and circling are signs your pet has hypertension. Other signs include blood in the urine and bleeding from the nose or eyes.

Causes of Hypertension

Hypertension in pets can be hereditary or can be caused by conditions such as renal disease, hormonal fluctuation, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism.

Diagnosis

The veterinarian will take your pet's blood pressure.

Treatment for Hypertension

Your veterinarian will likely prescribe a medication to help control your pet's blood pressure.

Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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