Blood Pressure Monitoring

It is well recognised that high blood pressure is frequently associated with other medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, heart disease and kidney disease.  Cats with high blood pressure may show a variety of symptoms, or indeed, none at all, but are very prone to sudden onset blindness as a result of bleeding inside the eye or retinal detachment.

We monitor blood pressure in animals in a similar way to that in humans. We use a small cuff which is inflated to occlude the blood flow to the lower limb and then listen to the blood vessels using a dopler unit to determine the blood pressure. Most animals are quite amenable to this, all we need is a little peace and quiet and plenty of time and patience.
 
High blood pressure can be treated successfully with oral medication, but needs regular monitoring, as do people with high blood pressure.

 
 
 

 
 

OPENING HOURS

Monday................................8.30am - 7pm

Tuesday...............................8.30am - 7pm

Wednesday......................8.30am - 7pm

Thursday............................8.30am - 7pm

Friday....................................8.30am - 7pm

Saturday..............................8.30am - 4pm

Sunday................................10.00am - 1pm

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178 Locks Road

Locks Heath

Southampton

SO31 6LE

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