Just like in humans, it is very important to monitor blood pressure in animals. It is one of the easiest ways to detect early subtle changes due to kidney disease, diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, heart disease and many other treatable diseases. We believe that every animal over 7 years old should be monitored yearly to allow for a longer, healthier, more active life. This non-invasive test takes about 10 minutes and may be the only test to identify a problem before your pet becomes sick. Please don’t wait until that happens. It is always better to prevent the complications of high blood pressure and correct the underlying problem, then to wait until blindness, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms occur to try and treat the condition.