Vets cause greyhounds’ blood pressure to rise

Greyhounds, much like some humans, see a rise in their blood pressure in response to a doctor’s visit.

Researchers from Ohio State University have determined anxiety associated with being in a veterinary hospital elevates the blood pressure in retired racing greyhounds – a breed already known for having higher-than-average blood pressure.

The average systolic arterial pressure – the top number in a blood pressure reading – in the dogs was about 30 points higher in a veterinary clinic when compared to blood pressure recorded at home.

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