Why does my cat get high blood pressure?
Like humans, can can suffer from high blood pressure. Hypertension occurs as a result of the narrowing of the arteries. It is often caused by an underlying disease such as hyperthyroidism, chronic renal failure or diabetes. Common symptoms of high blood pressure in cats include dilated pupils, swollen kidneys, disorientation, seizures, a palpable thyroid gland, bloody urine or heart murmurs.
Commonly prescribed medications for high blood pressure in cats include beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers.
Natural remedies for cats with homoeopathic ingredients like hawthorn, arnica montana, kalium phosphate and calcium fluoride also support a healthy blood pressure. Hawthorn is a well-known heart tonic. It also has strong antioxidant properties to support artery health and strength. Arnica is an effective ingredient for supporting heart health, especially in elderly cats. Kalium phoshate is a tissue salt and can help to maintain a regular heart beat and blood pressure whereas calcium flouride has excellent toning properties and supports the flexibility and elasticity of the veins and arteries of the circulatory system.
All these ingredients can be found in a ready-made natural remedy for cats with hypertension from PetAlive. Regular use of Heart and Circulation Tonic will improve the heart, support healthy circulation and strong blood vessels.
Diet and lifestyle
To further support a healthy blood pressure, feed your cat high quality food free of preservatives, colourants and additives. Also reduce your cat’s salt intake by feeding a low sodium diet.
Ensure your cat gets regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight which in turn is beneficial for lowering the blood pressure to normal levels.
Natural remedies and a healthy lifestyle can make a real difference in normalizing your cat’s blood pressure the natural way.