Health Issues in Older Cats: High Blood PressureDid you know cats can suffer from high blood pressure, just like humans? There are often no visible signs, but left untreated it can cause blindness and damage the heart or brain.
High blood pressure is more common in older cats, and those with certain medical conditions like kidney disease. We recommend that all cats over seven years old have their blood pressure checked yearly. Blood pressure is measured in cats using similar methods to that used for humans. It’s a quick and relatively straight forward procedure, you can even stay with your cat whilst it’s done.
To raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure checks, we are offering free Senior Health Checks with one of our registered veterinary nurses during November for cats over eight years old at our Stoke Road, Stony Stratford, Willen and Walnut Tree Branches. Please also remember that Tuesday and Thursday are our Cat Clinics at our Stoke Road branch, these cater specifically for your cats needs and minimise the stress they may experience when visiting us
Andre Cilliers BVSc (Pretoria) GPCert(SAM) MRCVS I joined the practice in 2002 after qualifying for the University of Pretoria and became a partner in 2012. I hold a ESPV General Practice Medicine Certificate and have a keen interest in Feline Medicine. I work mostly between the Walnut Tree hospital and our Stoke Road branch, where I hold Cat Only Clinics on Tuesdays. I have three cats Bobbi, Marco and Ludi - possibly the best cats in the world.