July 2017

HYPERTENSION - THE PRESSURE IS ON!!

Most of us are aware that high blood pressure is "not a good thing" although we may not be informed as to the specifics of what it can lead to.  Humans are not the only species to suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) for varying reasons, your cat can too.

There are a number of diseases that can lead to it which is called "secondary hypertension", the more common being:

Chronic Kidney Disease (Chronic Renal Failure, CRF)

Hyperthyroidism

Heart Disease

Diabetes

certain medications