Most people are aware that maintaining normal blood pressure is essential for maintaining one’s overall health. Every time we go to the doctor, the nurse checks our blood pressure to ensure it is within the normal range. For humans, the most common causes of high blood pressure (called hypertension) include obesity, high stress lifestyle, excessive salt intake, high cholesterol and smoking. If left untreated, high blood pressure can have a number of negative effects on our health. But what about our pets? Is blood pressure equally important for their health as it is ours?
In my opinion, no veterinary clinic is complete without some clinic cats wandering around. Here at East Towne Pet Clinic, we have three mascot kitties, as well as two cockatiels, to supervise us and make sure we always take a few moments out of every day to adore them.