Sphygmomanometers for dogs and larger animals
A sphygmomanometer for animals always comes into use when the possibility of hypertension either needs to be confirmed or eliminated in an animal. Unlike in humans, hypertension in animals is usually an indication of a secondary disease. Therefore, a blood pressure measurement should be taken once per year, especially for dogs, in order to ensure that a serious disease can be recognised in time.
Diseases that result in high blood pressure can be heart diseases, kidney diseases or a hormonal imbalance. Not only can these diseases cause damage to the animal, but so can the hypertension itself. After a long enough period of time, it can lead to damage to the blood vessels–the finer capillary vessels, in particular–and consequently, damage to various organs.
Manual and fully automatic blood pressure measurement for cats and dogs
An animal's blood pressure can be determined similarly to a human's by using a blood pressure monitor. However, blood pressure monitoring in animals is much more difficult than in humans. Basically, the smaller the animal, the more difficult it is to take a blood pressure measurement.
In veterinary medicine, there are 2 types of blood pressure monitors: sphygmomanometers and fully automatic monitors. The particularly handy veterinary patient monitor M3T Mini vet can be used for vital sign monitoring in small animals like dogs and cats. The monitor measures oxygen saturation, pulse rate, temperature and blood pressure.
While the blood pressure of medium and large dogs can be determined with a sphygmomanometer for animals, an appropriate blood pressure cuff and a stethoscope or doppler, measuring small dogs and cats ist often only possible with a special, fully automatic blood pressure monitor for animals.
These fully automatic blood pressure monitors for animals are very precise, yet very expensive; thus, only making them worthwhile for veterinarians and veterinary clinics. In order to get reliable results, cat owners should find an experienced veterinarian who owns such a blood pressure monitor for cats.
Sphygmomanometers for dogs from Praxisdienst
With Praxisdienst, you are provided with various sphygmomanometers for dogs that can be used with a stethoscope or doppler for measuring blood pressure of medium and large dogs.
For example, we offer you the DuraShock DS 54 sphygmomanometer from Welch Allyn that is characterised by its sophisticated DuraShock technology.
The translation-free manometer only uses a spiral thread in order to directly transform the movement of the bulb into a rotational motion of the pointer. The advantage of this technology is that there is no need for fragile mechanisms, which is especially important in veterinary medicine.
With the DuraShock Gold Line DS 66 by manufacturer Welch Allyn provides a high-quality blood pressure monitor for the veterinarian. After blood pressure measurement in veterinary medicine was underestimated for a long time, it is now evident due to improved measurement techniques that frequent diseases of animals are associated with high blood pressure.
Blood pressure cuffs for animals of many different sizes
Praxisdienst offers you blood pressure monitors and various-sized cuffs for animals. These cuffs can be separated from the device with a single hand motion and can just as easily be connected, making them ideal for veterinary practices where blood pressure needs to be measured in dogs of various sizes.
Veterinary sphygmomanometers for manual blood pressure measurement of medium and large dogs can be found at Praxisdienst for affordable prices. Do you have questions about our sphygmomanometers or need advice on blood pressure measurement in animals? Our customer service can be reached by email, chat or telephone.
Editors: Elisa May, Sam Selzner