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Can CBD benefit your feline friend?

If you’ve discovered the benefits of CBD and just so happen to be one of the millions of people who own a cat, you might be wondering if CBD could also benefit your kitty companion. If so, you guessed correctly. CBD is wildly beneficial for pets, cats included.

If you’re a cat owner and interested in learning how to use CBD oil for your cat, this article is just for you. As it turns out, CBD can help out cats as much as it can humans. Let’s take a look at how it works.

Using CBD Oil for Your Cat

Were you aware that all animals have an endocannabinoid system? And that the endocannabinoid system of your cat works very much the same as your own? Like humans, cats have an endocannabinoid system found throughout the body that regulates several important physiological functions, such as pain, immunity, mood and sleep.

To put it very simply, CBD has a strong influence on these cannabinoid receptors, which is responsible for the myriad of health benefits it contains. Because a cat’s endocannabinoid system is so similar to that of our own, CBD is known to elicit similar effects in our feline friends.

How CBD Could Help Your Cat

While there is limited clinical research on CBD for pets, studies are slowly advancing. Since 2016, there have been two clinical studies completed on using CBD oil for dogs with osteoarthritis or epilepsy.

Conducted by Dr. Stephanie McGrath at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the initial investigation found CBD to be well-tolerated in 30 research animals. Results of this study were actually so promising that McGrath received a $350,000 grant from the American Kennel Club to conduct a three-year crossover study.

One of the most recent studies on the effectiveness of CBD for pets was conducted by Cornell University. Results of the study found that 2mg/kg of CBD oil twice daily helps to increase comfort and activity levels in dogs with osteoarthritis.

For the study, researchers examined the efficiency of CBD oil for pain management using a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study. Dogs were given either a placebo or 2mg/kg of CBD oil every 12 hours for four weeks (as well as a two-week washout period). The dogs’ owners completed questionnaires, which was followed by veterinary assessment.

Results of the study strongly supported several anecdotal reports of the benefits of CBD for pets. Assessment by veterinarians showed that CBD oil reduced pain, while the Canine Brief Pain Inventory and Hudson Activity Scores showed “clinically significant reduction in pain and an increase in activity with CBD treatment.”

Aside from this study, researchers at Cornell are wrapping up a pharmacokinetic and safety study in cats. They also plan to conduct additional studies on the effectiveness of CBD oil for cats, including how it could benefit acute pain management, behavioral issues, feline pain and simultaneous use with chemotherapy in oncology patients.

Can CBD Help Your Cat?

Whether your cat is suffering from pain, anxiety, aggression, or arthritis, CBD could help. Remember, studies on cats are limited, but there’s plenty of preliminary and anecdotal evidence that supports its use for various kitty conditions. Some of these include:

  • Pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Aggression
  • Decreased energy
  • Inflammation

If your cat is seriously sick, we’re sorry. Seeing our furry friends suffer is never easy. There are several reports from pet owners online, however, that have seen big improvements in their cats after using CBD. However, you should always speak to your veterinarian first about incorporating CBD into your cat’s life, especially if they might require medical attention.

Some of the conditions cat owners say CBD helped with include many common feline diseases, such as arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis.

How to Use CBD Oil for Your Cat

If you think that CBD could be a good option for your kitty, it’s important to understand just how to use CBD oil for your cat. There are plenty of CBD oil products for pets available on the market to choose from, just not many specifically made for cats. Any CBD oil for pets, however, can be administered to both dogs and cats. You can also use CBD oil that is intended for human consumption. It’s just really important that you follow proper dosing recommendations.

What is the Best Serving of CBD for Cats?

Our feline companions are much smaller than us, meaning that they typically require much smaller servings of CBD than we would take. While the World Health Organization (WHO) did release a report in 2017 that CBD is safe and well-tolerated in both humans and animals and there have been ZERO reported overdoses or fatalities from CBD, your cat doesn’t need much CBD to receive its therapeutic effects.

How much CBD you give your cat will ultimately depend on how much your cat weighs, as well as the particular condition kitty is suffering from. It’s always best to start with low servings at first to see how your cat reacts.

Think of CBD servings for your cat like this. A regular serving should be used daily for minor to moderate problems and health issues twice a day. Cats that are suffering from more serious health complications should receive a stronger serving of CBD twice a day.

While some veterinarians won’t recommend CBD for your cat or might not even be familiar with it, there is an increasing number of vets that do.

A good serving size to start with is about 2mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight. Remember, individual serving size will vary considerably when it comes to the particular condition your cat is suffering from. More serious conditions will require a stronger serving (4mg/10lbs), while minor to moderate conditions can be given a lower serving.

How Do You Give CBD Oil to Your Cat?

Once you’ve figured out the exact serving you want to give your cat, the best way to administer CBD oil is directly under your cat’s tongue or lip. Oral administration of CBD for your cat will offer the most rapid relief as it is absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth and then moves directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract altogether.

But as any cat owner knows, administering anything orally to a cat can be much easier said than done. Cats have a tendency to put up much more of a fight than dogs when it comes to sticking a dropper in their mouth and being force-fed medication.

If your cat refuses to take their CBD oil from a dropper, you can alternatively add it to their food or water. Just keep in mind that it will take longer for your pet to feel the effects, as the CBD must past through the digestive tract and liver before reaching the bloodstream.

Using CBD for Your Feline Friend

CBD doesn’t typically work overnight and it could take a couple weeks for you to see the difference it makes in your own cat. Observing your kitty each day after you begin giving him or her CBD oil can help you determine the best serving, as well as if CBD is an effective treatment for your furry friend.

There are several cat owners who have found success using CBD for their cat. Will CBD work for your cat? If you’re interested in using CBD oil for your cat, start them on a twice-daily serving schedule and watch them for a couple weeks. We believe there’s a big chance your cat will thank you for it.

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    While researching natural solutions, Joy learned of the benefits of CBD and began trying the top brands.

    What she found was distressing: only one of the seven biggest CBD oil brands gave her the relief she desired.

    After more research, the answer became obvious. Today’s CBD oil industry is a mess. There is minimal government oversight. No enforcement of false label claims and a huge variety of ineffective extraction and delivery methods.

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