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Blood Pressure - Doppler

As with humans, it is important to monitor our pet's blood pressure. This is especially important in pets aged 7 years and above, where conditions causing hypertension (high blood pressure) such as diabetes, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and Cushing's disease, is a concern. Blood pressure is difficult to measure accurately in smaller pets (such as cats and small dogs), due to the small size of their blood vessels. We use a special Doppler machine made specifically for these small animals to allow us to measure blood pressure accurately using sound waves from the Doppler probe.