HOW
does my vet
measure blood pressure?

Your cat’s blood pressure is measured using a machine similar to that used in humans, with an inflatable cuff placed around their leg or tail.

Measuring blood pressure is quick and completely painless and most cats don’t mind their blood pressure being measured at all.

Because blood pressure can be influenced by many factors, including whether your cat is anxious during the procedure, your vet may ask you to stay with your cat to help comfort and relax them.

Your vet may also examine your cat’s eyes after measuring their blood pressure. This is because high blood pressure can cause damage leading to blindness. The procedure is very similar to how an optician checks a human’s eyes; it is painless and well tolerated by most cats.