Feline hypertension (high blood pressure): key facts for carers

Feline hypertension (high blood pressure): key facts for carers

Live webinar date : 11th December 2019 8pm

Feline hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common problem, especially in older cats where it is estimated to affect around 20% of senior cats (cats aged 11 years and over). Often hypertension is diagnosed in association with another illness. It is estimated that up to 60% of cats with chronic kidney disease and up to 20% of cats with hyperthyroidism develop systemic hypertension. Fortunately it is a very manageable condition with most cats doing extremely well following treatment.

Learning objectives

– What feline hypertension is and the damaging consequences that it can cause to the heart, kidneys, brain and eyes
– When hypertension should be screened for as part of lifestage appropriate health checks
– How to recognise hypertension as a carer
– When vets worry about hypertension and how vets diagnose hypertension
– How feline hypertension is treated

Speaker : Sarah M. A. Caney BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS, RCVS

Specialist in Feline Medicine. Sarah Caney is an internationally recognised specialist in feline medicine who has worked as a feline-only vet for more than twenty years. She trained as a specialist at the University of Bristol and is one of twelve recognised specialists in feline medicine working within the UK. Sarah has written or co-written four books published by her business Vet Professionals (www.vetprofessionals.com) including ‘Caring for an elderly cat’. Sarah conducts online owner surveys and has published much of her research results in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.