Hypertension & High Blood Pressure in Dogs

Published: 8/6/2019

Do Dogs Suffer From Hypertension?

You thought you were the only one in the family with high blood pressure? Dogs can suffer from hypertension, too, even though they often show no obvious clinical signs.

Recognizing and treating hypertension is a relatively recent development in veterinary medicine. The management of the hypertensive pet may include a low-salt diet and blood pressure-reducing medication. In dogs, hypertension is almost always secondary to some other disorder such as kidney disease, thyroid disease or diabetes. So the chance of successfully treating the hypertension increases many-fold if you are able to treat the underlying disease.

By Dr. Andrea Looney, DVM


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