Blood Pressure Testing
Blood pressure (BP), is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. At AMS we commonly recommend this procedure as part of an annual health check & for animals that are unwell
Taking a Blood Pressure
Blood pressure in animals is usually measured in the upper foreleg & is a safe & non-painful procedure.
Healthy animals blood pressure can vary due to many causes and is under control by the nervous and endocrine systems.
Abnormal Blood Pressure
Blood pressure that is pathologically low is called hypotension, and that which is pathologically high is hypertension. Both have many causes and diagnosis of abnormal blood pressure can help in both identifying disease as well as treating a variety of ailments.