Cats are one of the UK's best loved pets, with an estimated 11 million of us having a feline friend at home.
Unfortunately, some cats end up going blind as a result of high blood pressure.
Many cat owners are unaware of the risks of high blood pressure to their furry companions.
We spoke to animal expert Rory the vet to find out more on high blood pressure in cats and how you can make sure your feline's health is in tip-top condition.
Blood pressure describes the force the heart uses to pump blood around the body.
When an animal has high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension, this means their heart has to work harder to get blood around the body.
This isn't good for the heart or arteries and can lead to health problems including damage to the eyes.
However, spotting this early on can help vets keep an eye on cats who are at risk.
1. Keep track of your cat's age - the older your cat is, the more likely it is to suffer from high blood pressure.
2. Take your cat to the vet to get it checked over every six months to a year.
3. Make sure to get your cat's blood pressure taken on visits to the vet.
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