Just as in people cats and dogs can get problems with high blood pressure. This can have unpleasant and serious consequences if it is left untreated. We have the equipment to measure blood pressure in cats and dogs. The machine is a doppler ultrasound probe which allows us to detect blood flow in small blood vessels. We then use an inflatable cuff in a similar manner to your doctor to fully occlude the vessel and then deflate the cuff and measure the pressure when flow returns to the vessel.
If we find a high blood pressure we can then start medication to control it.