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Veterinary practices urged to take feline blood pressure

Practices are being urged to take feline blood
pressure at least once a year in cats over
seven years of age, as recommended by ISFM
(International Society of Feline Medicine).

The move follows recent research by Ceva Animal Health which revealed that over 90
percent of veterinary surgeons agreed that
treating hypertension in its own right was
beneficial to feline patients. Vets have a high
awareness that senior cats would benefit
clinically if they monitored blood pressure
routinely in their senior years, and nearly 85
percent stated that antihypertensive medication
would increase the quality of life for their
patients. Time constraints were cited as the
main barrier to routinely measuring blood
pressure, but all of those questioned would be
happy for a trained veterinary nurse to measure blood pressure in cats.

Ceva Animal Health has launched the
inaugural Feline Hypertension Month this May,
to raise awareness of hypertension and
improve the detection and management of
high blood pressure in cats.

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