Blood Pressure

Animal Hospital of Sullivan County: Our Local Vet in Ferndale, New York, NY

Just as monitoring blood pressure is important in humans, it is also crucial in pets. The dangers associated with abnormal blood pressure can affect cats and dogs as well as people, so knowing the risks that come from high and low blood pressure is crucial if you want your pet to live a long healthy life.


If you want to make sure your pets blood pressure is currently healthy and remains so, you need a good vet in Sullivan County NY.  The Animal Hospital of Sullivan County can meet your needs, with expert advice on all aspects of pet care, including hypertension (another name for high blood pressure).   Come to or call the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County in Ferndale, NY to learn more.

High Blood Pressure in Dogs and High Blood Pressure in Cats

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious condition. Essentially it means the heart is working harder to pump the same amount of blood through the arteries and veins because they are narrower than they should be. High blood pressure in dogs, just like high blood pressure in cats and can cause a range of medical conditions. It’s important to learn more about the causes of high blood pressure in dogs and cats so you can address your pet’s needs today.

Hypertension in Dogs and Cats

All animals are susceptible to hypertension, and your pets are no exception. Unfortunately, this is a very dangerous condition indeed. Hypertension in dogs and cats can lead to heart disease, kidney damage, stroke and degradation of the retina.

Typically, hypertension in dogs and cats is a result of a disease. This includes Cushing's disease or hyperadrenocorticism in dogs, and hyperthyroidism and kidney disease in cats. Untreated hypertension in cats could result in kidney disease.

Low Blood Pressure in Dogs and Cats

Low blood pressure in dogs and cats, also known as hypotension, is a serious problem too. It can be caused by allergic reactions, dehydration, anemia, poor diet, trauma, thyroid conditions and more. Low blood pressure in dogs and cats results in less-than-optimal blood flow, reduced oxygen to the body and weakened organs. Like hypertension, it must be addressed immediately.

Make an Appointment to learn more about High Blood Pressure Risks in Dogs and Cats

The Animal Hospital of Sullivan is the veterinarian in Ferndale who can answer all your questions about high blood pressure risks in dogs and cats. For 25 years, we have been accredited members of the AAHA and have served the areas of Liberty, Loch Sheldrake, Swan Lake, Youngsville, Jeffersonville, Parksville, Callicoon, Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Rock Hill and Wurtsborough.

Our clients and pets are valued members of our family, and we want you to be with us for a long time, which is why we put education at the forefront of our services. If you want to learn more about high blood pressure risks in dogs and cats, give us a call at 845-292-6711.

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