should I look for?
Just like in humans, high blood pressure does not usually cause any symptoms, especially early on, which means it can be difficult to spot. Frequent visits to your vet are therefore vitally important to make sure your cat’s blood pressure is under control.
Left untreated, sustained high blood pressure can cause damage to vulnerable organs, including:
- EYES - causing sudden blindness
- KIDNEYS - leading to symptoms such as weight loss, excessive drinking and urinating, loss of appetite and dehydration
- HEART - causing murmurs and abnormal rhythms
- BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM – causing symptoms such as depression, seizures and disorientation