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Cats With High Blood Pressure

Feline hypertension is a relatively common and potentially fatal disease process in cats. Unlike other species, the vast majority of cases of high blood pressure in cats are caused by systemic diseases such as renal failure, cardiomyopathy, diabetes, or hyperthyroidism. These cats typically develop acute signs including blindness, seizures, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness or partial paralysis. Fortunately, if caught early, this condition is manageable regardless of the underlying cause. The two most common treatment options for feline hypertension are drugs known as calcium-channel blockers and ACE inhibitors. Our compounding pharmacist can work with your vet to make it easier for you to medicate your cat. We can customize dosage forms such as flavored treats or suspensions that contain the best dose for your pet.

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