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High blood pressure in cats is usually a symptom of an underlying cause such as kidney disease or overactive thyroid disease. Some of the symptoms are increased heart rate, sudden loss of vision, excessive thirst, weight loss, increased vocalization, change in appetite, excessive urination and vomiting.

Only your veterinarian can determine if your cat has high blood pressure. Some of the symptoms listed above are very vague and can be the result of one or more other underlying diseases. Once your veterinarian diagnoses hypertension, he/she will proceed to treat the underlying cause and will, most likely, use oral anti-hypertensive drugs and a special, low salt diet, as well.

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