Hypertension is defined as an increased arterial blood pressure above accepted normal levels. Normal blood pressure levels in the dog are (Dimski & Hawkins, 1988):

In the dog levels in excess of 180/100 (systolic and diastolic respectively) are considered abnormal (Dukes, 1992).

   MEASUREMENT
  CLASSIFICATION OF HYPERTENSION
  CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF HYPERTENSION

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