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Older cats should have routine blood pressure tests — 2 Comments

  1. Excellent article. BP is certainly important in humans, so I see it as a natural progression to emphasise it in cats.

    The problem as I see it, is what is required of the cat to have their BP taken. Two cuffs around the front legs, scary inflating cuff, manual & digital methods both have noisy inflation, several readings have to be taken to calculate with any hope of accuracy and it all happens at the vet’s practice!

    We need a device like a Fitbit or similar which a cat could wear. Come on bright, young inventors our cat’s and vets need you!

    • Excellent comment. Thanks Jane. I take my blood pressure at home with a simple device so I agree that it should be possible to devise something for home use for cats.

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