Otay Vet Veterinary Clinic - Blood Pressure Monitoring

Monitoring blood pressure in pets used to be something quite impractical in veterinary practice. But with advances in technology, the measuring of blood pressure in pets has become easy and reliable and has allowed the measuring of blood pressure to become something vets can do on a routine basis.

Chronic high blood pressure can cause a range of health problems such as:

Heart disease
Kidney disease
Blindness

High blood pressures can also be an indicator of certain diseases, such as kidney disease, so it can be important to measure blood pressure of pets, particularly as they become older.

Otay Vet Veterinary Clinic also recommends the use of blood pressure monitors to monitor patients during anesthesia. This can give us an advance warning of anesthetic complications and helps to increase the safety of anesthesia further.