Feline hypertension

High blood pressure in cats

source: Feline Advisory Bureau, Volume 39 (4) 2001
starts page 121, 2 pages long

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a significant medical condition of cats and is often secondary to other medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, chronic kidney failure, acromegaly and Cushing’s disease, although there may not always be an underlying disease. The eyes, brain and nervous system, heart and kidneys can all be affected by hypertension. Diagnosis is made using blood pressure measuring devices, examination of they eyes, and investigating underlying diseases. Drugs such as benazepril and amlodipine are used to reduce blood pressure and low salt diets may be helpful.