World Arterial Hypertension Day: 1 out of 6 cat over 7 years concerned
Called the silent killer, high blood pressure is a disease Invisible yet affecting nearly 17% of cats over 7 years old. May 14 is World Arterial Day, an opportunity to take stock.
As for humans, high blood pressure is a serious illness for cats. This is an abnormal increase in blood pressure in the arteries. Blood circulates in the blood vessels with excessive pressure, which can cause irreversible damage in four vital organs: eyes, kidneys, heart and brain.
Common disease in cats
a 2006 study, this "invisible" disease would affect 17% of cats over 7 years old. It is therefore very important to educate cat owners about the importance of early detection of feline hypertension. To do this, the Ceva Santé Animale laboratory has launched a new information site on this subject.
"For Ceva Santé Animale, the link between humans and animals is a link that generates psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing that must be protected, especially in urbanized societies. With the aging of the feline population, high blood pressure is more and more common but still undiagnosed. Today is launching the Amodeus website to educate cat owners about the dangers of this disease through educational videos and encourage them to have their pet tested every year from the age of 7 years old, "says Dr. Mickaël Cron, Head of Cardio-Nephrology at Ceva Santé Animale.
How to detect high blood pressure in cats?
Invisible for a long time, hypertension arterial disease usually begins in cats from 7 years . The only way to diagnose this invisible disease is to perform a very simple test: measure blood pressure . It is therefore recommended to all happy cat owners to do this test once a year at his vet.
See also: Cat's old age diseases