Cats can reap the amazing benefits of CBD oil being added to their diets. Cats have active cannabinoid receptors in the brain. CBD can be used for their overall well-being. CBD has been known to help cats with anxiety, skin conditions, and pain from inflammation or surgery.
It is a dog-eat-dog world. There are dog day afternoons, Are you sick as a dog? Can you teach an old dog new tricks? But what about Cats? Like many ad campaigns, generally, dogs get the limelight.
CBD products like Petal and Tails CBD products can be extremely beneficial to both dogs AND cats. Isn’t it ironic how cats seem to be the underdog when it comes to scientific research? These silly cats really ought to be more cooperative.
Where are cats’ cannabinoid systems and receptors?
All throughout the body, actually. There has been little research on CBD and cats, however, many pet parents have been using it and seeing great results. Without extensive research by veterinarians and scientists, a lot of what we know about CBD and Cats is from cats and their loving pet parents. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence, but since owners know their pets best, we can trust their observations. We spend a lot of time with our animals playing and forming bonds and observing their behavior. Pet owners are passionate people and most will do anything to help their feline. CBD is safe and effective for many things.
There is still a lot of research yet to be done on CBD and its long-term effect on cats, however, as with people, high-quality CBD oil from hemp extract (not hemp seed oil,) has much promise.
“In case you are wondering, to be very clear, CBD is a compound found both in hemp plants and marijuana. Hemp and “Mary Jane” are both a part of the same varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant with hemp containing more CBD and minimal THC. but they are not the same plant.
I love the analogy that oranges and lemons are both citrus but not the same. fruit. But both citrus fruits provide the necessary Vitamin C to our bodies. Similarly, hemp, and “weed” both provide CBD that can be used to heal.–Amazing ways CBD/ Hemp extract oil can help pets
Petal and Tails CBD products
Petals and Tails offer a full spectrum CBD oil from hemp grown in Oregon. They use a 3rd party to test and ensure quality and accurate potency. All of their products only use hemp extract with less than 0.3% of THC. THC is harmful however this is an acceptable amount and nature of the plant. It will NOT get your cat high, and it is legal to ship to all 50 states.
No matter where you purchase CBD oil for your cat, it is essential to know what you are buying. This market is booming, however, it is not yet regulated. CBD oils made from whole-plant extracts, as this company does, are considered to be of higher quality than those made from CBD isolates. Reputable companies are open about the use of third-party testing. It is a guarantee you are getting the products you think you are. It is an exciting time with legalization and seeing the potential CBD has to help pets (and their humans too).
Read labels.. today your choices to purchase CBD for pets are limited to marijuana shops or some smoke shops and reputable mail-order companies. Amazon does not carry CBD oils due to restrictions. What you see offered in most cases is Hemp SEED oil…helpful in its own right, but does not have the benefit of CBD oil.
Does your Cat suffer from any of these things Ailments?
CBD shares metabolic pathways with anti-inflammatory drugs. What is fascinating is, pain caused by inflammation like arthritis or joint pain should benefit from CBD oil at the correct dosage.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dry Itchy Skin/ Dull coat
Behavioral issues /Stress/Depression
CBD will not make your cat “high”, it does mellow them out a bit. There is nothing worse than a cranky stressed out, skittish kitty. A daily dose of CBD in Pizza the Cat’s food has helped adjust to living with a Goldendoodle, who likes to chase. It has been much easier to keep the cat a bit more calm, while the dog learns new games to play with her feline roommate. They both have been given Petal and Tail CBD treats. occasionally bedtime. It has brought some peace. I use CBD for Pizza for overall well being he doesn’t have any physical issues.
Can a cat overdose on CBD Oil?
CBD is safe but the correct dosage should be observed. As with any supplement, it’s best to start slow. If using Petals and Tails pure CBD oil, a full dropper is acceptable for one medium-sized 11lb cat. Somedays especially if I will be gone during the day, I will measure 1/2 a dropper mixed in Pizza the cat’s wet food at breakfast., and then again 1/2 dropper at dinnertime.
As a side note also… Grapeseed oil and Xylitol sweetener are poison for pets. READ your LABELS and the ingredients to ensure a safe product, please do not depend solely on the name of the product.
It has the potential to interact with other medications so please ask your Vet before giving your pet CBD oil. Better safe than sorry.
Signs of too much CBD
Although not inherently harmful, a little too much can be uncomfortable for your pet. Cats can experience dry mouth causing extreme thirst. A high dose can also cause excessive sleepiness. Make sure your kitty has plenty of fresh clean water. It shouldn’t be a struggle to entice your cat to try something new. Too high of a dose too soon may upset their stomach as well so start slow.
It may take a little bit to find the right dosage. However, some CBD may be a great solution to complement other good health practices. It has great potential in improving your cat’s (and dog’s) quality of life. A happy relaxed pet is less prone to behavioral issues. From just a dull coat, and an occasional bout of stress, to post-surgery pain, I personally think doing your research and adding CBD oil to your cat’s diet is a great way to promote your pet’s good health.